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MONDAYTAKE: One week left in the election, and most people would put money on a massive victory for Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Her victory will likely add to buzz that she’ll “explore” running for President. Klobuchar will have a massive fundraising start, as she will likely end the cycle with more than $3 million in the bank, and she’s proven herself a very buttoned up candidate. However, one place the Klobuchar campaign doesn’t seem to be building an audience is social media and online. We haven’t seen any online ads, and her social media following hasn’t grown significantly, including a relatively meager YouTube presence. If Klobuchar’s to be the buzz machine it takes to be President, she’s going t have to up her online presence.
HURRICANE: The Hurricane Sandy has the Dow and NASDAQ markets closed today.
CD8: In a knock to the DFL, and a nod to Rep. Chip Cravaack the Star Tribune endorsed Cravaack. READ: http://bit.ly/YdzG3I
CD8POLL: via the Huffington Post, a new PPP poll, shows DFLer Rick Nolan with a 4-point lead over Rep. Chip Cravaack. READ: http://huff.to/S6khyJ
MARRIAGEPOLL: via the Star Tribune’s Baird Helgeson, VERBATIM: “With just over a week until the election, the multimillion-dollar fight over a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage remains a statistical dead heat, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll…The race appears to have tightened slightly, with a slim plurality of Minnesotans continuing to favor the amendment. But that support falls shy of the 50 percent needed to change the state Constitution… Among likely Minnesota voters, 48 percent support the amendment, down 1 percentage point from late last month. Another 47 percent of Minnesotans oppose the change, the same as a month ago. Just 5 percent of voters remain undecided.” READ: http://bit.ly/TPrVMs
AD: On Friday, Minnesotans United launched an ad featuring Rep. John Kriesel and his speech from the House floor last spring. WATCH: http://bit.ly/Sndx28
TWITTER: via Twitter an exchange between Rep. Kriesel and Dpty. Campaign manager for Minnesotans for Marriage Andy Parrish. PARRISH: “Republican” @johnkriesel endorsed DFL candidate @RepJohnWard over the GOP candidate, voted for the stadium & the bonding bill #RINO KRIESEL: @AndyParrishMN is tweeting negative stuff about me because he knows his marriage amendment is getting defeated on 11/6. PARRISH: @johnkriesel nope I tweeting things about you because you pretend to be a republican. KRIESEL: And you pretend to matter. RT@AndyParrishMN: @johnkriesel nope I tweeting things about you because you pretend to be a republican.
OBAMAPOLL: via the Star Tribune’s Rachel Stassen-Berger, VERBATIM: “As the presidential race tightens across the country, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found that it is narrowing here as well, with President Obama holding a 3-point lead and Republican Mitt Romney making gains in the state…The poll shows Obama with support from 47 percent of likely voters and Romney earning backing from 44 percent -- a lead within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points… Last month, Obama had an 8-percentage point advantage in the Minnesota Poll. Romney has apparently cut into the Democrat's advantage among women since then and picked up support from Minnesotans who were previously undecided or said they would vote for a third-party candidate.” READ: http://bit.ly/S6gnpu
VISIT: via Twitter last night buzz of a probable visit from either Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan for a rally in the final week of the campaign.
VOTERIDPOLL: via Jim Ragsdale of the Star Tribune VERBATIM: “A proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID before casting ballots continues to enjoy support of more than half the state's voters, a new Star Tribune Minnesota poll has found…A total of 53 percent of those polled support the amendment, compared to 41 percent who oppose it and 6 percent undecided, the poll found. The survey of 800 randomly selected registered voters who said they are likely to vote was conducted Tuesday through Thursday…With a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, the results are similar to those found in September, when 52 percent said they supported the amendment, 44 percent were opposed and 4 percent were undecided.” READ: http://bit.ly/RoIodE
AD: On Friday, Our Vote, Our Future released an ad featuring Gov. Mark Dayton and fmr. Gov. Arne Carlson. WATCH: http://bit.ly/TPvn9Z
TODAY: Students representing the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica and Lake Superior College, along with select faculty, will gather in UMD’s Kirby Student Lounge on Monday at 11 AM morning to hold a news conference against the Voter ID amendment.
TODAY: On Northrop Plaza at the University of Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton, Senators Klobuchar and Franken, Congressman Keith Ellison, and State Senator Scott Dibble will launch “Get-Out-The-Vote” efforts to defeat the amendment that would limit the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in Minnesota.
COSTUME: GOP operative Andrew Wagner chose to attend the Hellier Haloween party as a spoof version of morning take. SEE: http://bit.ly/STroKU
BIRTHDAYS: Oshkosh Titan and Senate staffer Patrick Murray, MNSTEP’s Marsha Cressy, marketer Anna Richey, communicator Dawn Bryant
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