The DFL candidates running in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District has scheduled a town hall form on creating jobs in Minnesota. Jim Meffert scheduled tomorrow night's event for 6pm at the Teamsters Local 120 buidling in Blaine.
There's just one problem.
Meffert's town hall won't be in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District but in Minnesota's 6th District. Meffert's campaign spokeswoman, Kate Monson, said the event will be held in Blaine but it's right on the edge of the 3rd and 6th District lines. She said it's also being held at the aTeamsters building, a major supporter of Meffert.
"We just wanted to make sure we were concentrating on the northern part of our district for this event," Monson said.
She also said Meffert will conduct a district wide jobs tour throughout the week. Meffert is running against GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen.
3rd District Congressional watchers should also mark their calendars for September 25th. Monson said KSTP-TV and the League of Women Voters have scheduled a 3rd District debate for that night.
To be fair given the headline, the Teamsters Local 120 hall is immediately surrounded by the 3rd congressional district. Coon Rapids, Champlin and Blaine are all within a couple miles of the location. The Teamster Hall serves as an excellent location logistically and as an excellent symbolic location as the Teamsters 120 organization supports our campaign and their organization has hundreds of members within our district. We are excited and honored to be using such a location, which serves our community by supporting working families within the 3rd district. Not advised in this press release but to be announced soon is a Jobs Tour throughout the district where Jim will be visiting businesses within the 3rd district's boarders including areas such as Maple Grove and Bloomington.
Jim Meffert for Congress Campaign Manager