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Two senior Minnesota Democratic state senators quit party

Two senior Minnesota Democratic state senators quit party

Tom Bakk and Dave Tomassoni, both senior Minnesota state senators, have resigned from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party – the state’s version of the democratic party – after it failed to win the needed seats to reclaim the majority in this month’s election. In a statement, they said they would now form a new independent caucus within the upper chamber.

Chris
Chris
Tachyon
Tachyon 2 months

I think there's going to be more of this. A lot of flyover families that have voted DFL for generations feel that the current national Democrat Party no longer represents them or their values. I fully expect a split and a new party to "walk away" from the Democrats and form a new party with a platform nearly identical to the DFL of old. Then you'd basically have the "city Democrats" and the "country Democrats", significantly splitting the Left's power. On the other hand, it could break the current government crippling stalemate with the country Democrats voting with the Republicans on some issues, giving them a virtual majority on those issues and getting those initiatives completed, and voting with city Democrats on other issues for a similar result on those issues. It could be a good thing if so.

Kurt
Kurt 2 months

So Republicans win majority in state legislature, but Trump loses big to Uncle Joe? Makes sense. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Nicholas
Nicholas 2 months

The lack of coherency in the Democratic Party makes me wonder if we’ll see more of this. We’ve seen discrepancies in the Republican Party recently, but the divide between Bernie Bros and centrist Democrats is far greater.

bostonboy
bostonboy 2 months

Good for them, we need to get past partisan politics! With the way that both major parties are now refusing to even negotiate people need to leave and represent their constituency. Hopefully we see more of this from the Republicans and the Democrats.

Jerry
Jerry 2 months

Most Americans are Independent. There are registered Independent. Why can't an Independent party can be created from this registration. It is right there, but does not exist. Does anyone know more?

Patrick
Patrick 2 months

They can't even get along with themselves let alone partake in bipartisanship.

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 2 months

Demo-rats are fleeing the sinking ship.

Alex
Alex 2 months

They know why the democrats are unpopular.

Azshara
Azshara 2 months

They rage quit the Democratic Party. I guess a shady election just isnt enough these days.

Rory
Rory 2 months

Fun fact: Political parties are not apart of the constitution.

oscar g
oscar g 2 months

Two dudes with guts and common sense

Lola
Lola 2 months

Jesus, more division, just what the country needs. Hopefully this move is for the benefit of the people and not the politician..... what do you think, wishful thinking?

Dogsaladsalad
Dogsaladsalad 2 months

republicans are your enemies, democrats are obstacles.

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