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DFL state chairman Ken Martin hopes DFL progress translates into mid-term support in November. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Dems pin mid-term hopes on accomplishments

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It’s not so much Republicans, but fellow Democrats that keep DFL State Chairman Ken Martin awake at night.

His biggest nightmare for the general election on Nov. 4 is that Democrats stay home and don’t vote.


That’s what happened in 2010, when Republicans romped to victory in Minnesota, taking both houses of the Legislature and even ousting 35-year veteran Congressman James Oberstar from his seat in the usually solid blue Iron Range.

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