Failure to endorse at 8th District DFL convention ensures a primary — and questions about the party’s direction

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Sam Brodey At the 8th District DFL convention over the weekend in Duluth — where Democrats met to endorse a candidate for Congress — candidates and attendees talked about explosive infighting on social media, a “breakdown in civility,” and “strategies to divide us.” A pro-immigrant activist heckled supporters of one candidate because of her former employment at the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. On the convention floor, a delegate for that candidate openly accused another candidate’s campaign of deliberately sowing division within the party.Ultimately, after a 10-hour marathon session, the 170 or so delegates in attendance opted not to endorse a candidate after a lengthy stalemate between the top two...

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Failure to endorse at 8th District DFL convention ensures a primary — and questions about the party’s direction

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