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DFL's 100 Days of Action Kicks Off Today

Created: 07/27/2014 10:45 PM KAALtv.com
By: Hannah Tran

(ABC 6 News) -- There are some big races coming up in November. Today, the DFL kicked off their “100 Days of Action” campaign, bringing in major political leaders to Rochester like House Majority Leader Erin Murphy and Representative Kim Norton.

The "100 Days of Action" campaign means it's crunch-time.

"It’s time to fire people up and remind them that we have a lot of work to do between now and election day," said Representative Erin Murphy.

This campaign is all about those last-minute face-to-face interactions.

"As a candidate, it's door-knocking, the more voter contact the better," said Richard Wright, a Rochester native candidate for House District 26B.

But it's not all about persuasion for the DFL, it's mostly about starting and maintaining that conversation.  Olmsted County’s DFL office held one of many meetings throughout Minnesota to gear up more volunteers for door-to-door knocking to talk about legislative impacts and needs.

"My job at the doors is to really listen and if I'm open-minded and willing to listen to someone's perspective, we can actually have a conversation about Minnesota," said Representative Erin Murphy.

She’s one of many featured state representatives visiting cities statewide to add some final, encouraging tips.

"Every election is Minnesota's chance to set its course," she said.

Whether that course is to someone's door or through the phone lines, it’s the beginning of ending many strenuous campaigns in Minnesota with excitement and vigor.

"I like it because I can actually talk to my constituents, or my future constituents, about what their concerns are," said candidate Wright, who’s been door knocking for a month or so before the kick-off of the campaign.

The general election may be a hundred days away, but the primary election is set for August 12th, which is just over two weeks away.

There are some big races coming up in November. Today, the DFL kicked off their “100 Days of Action” campaign, bringing in major political leaders to Rochester like House Majority Leader Erin Murphy and Representative Kim Norton.