Minnesota Report

The meeting of the joint DFL House and Senate caucuses last week did not resolve the conflicts for the selection of the four seats up for consideration. This year the Student seat, the 5th Congressional District seat and two At-Large seats are being selected.

We understand the Assistant Majority Leaders in both bodies are now having discussions with their colleagues to find some form of resolution, but no agreement has occurred at this point in time. Because the DFL holds the majority of the combined legislative strength 107 DFL votes out of 201. So if they all agree on a candidate they can decide on all of the positions, but unless unanimous support comes from the DFL Republicans could have some sway in the outcome.