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  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
April 13, 2024 at 6:45 PM

Trivia night!

Hi John – OK, so this email is about something that’s actually going to be fun! Nothing about protecting abortion rights (which is important), Trump winning back the White House (a disaster!), or anything else even really political. I’m hosting a DFL Trivia night fundraiser at the end of this …
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
March 31, 2024 at 8:35 PM

need you in on this

Hi John – I wanted to check in one last time before our first deadline of the year. We’re going to be filing our first finance report of 2024 and I need you on it. With so much up for grabs, and Trump on the ballot this fall, it’s crucial that Democrats everywhere show they’re ready to do what …
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
March 30, 2024 at 1:32 PM

First deadline

Hi John – Julie’s first deadline of 2024 is coming up tomorrow at midnight. I don’t need to tell you that Democrats have to have a big showing at this deadline. With Trump on the ballot AGAIN this fall, and every seat in the state house up for grabs, Julie will be working overtime this year to…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
March 28, 2024 at 3:45 PM

make a donation, get a refund!

Hi John – For those of us who believe in grassroots powered campaigns, this was a huge year. The state of Minnesota increased its PCR rebate program from $50 to $75. This means Minnesotans can give our favorite state level candidate (obviously me!) up to $75 per person and the state will refun…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
March 24, 2024 at 2:00 PM

national abortion ban?

John – As I’m crisscrossing the state, working hard to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, it’s a whole lot of fun to see familiar faces. One I've seen all over southern Minnesota over the past few years has been Rachel Bohman. That’s why I am so excited that she is running for Congress i…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
March 16, 2024 at 2:30 PM

did you see this poll?

John – I wanted to be sure you saw Julie’s last email with the latest Survey USA/KSTP Poll. It was good news for our statewide and metro DFLers, but we have to win seats in Greater Minnesota to keep the House majority. This is why Julie is hard at work helping to elect Democrats and fire up ou…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
March 13, 2024 at 3:35 PM

this is why I work so hard!

John – If you didn’t see yesterday morning’s KSTP/Survey USA poll, let me fill you in. While city and suburban DFLers are in good shape, Republicans lead us by nearly 25% in greater MN. Can we keep the trifecta with just city and suburban seats? Maybe… but I don’t want to find out. That’s wh…
  Team Blaha · [email protected]
March 1, 2024 at 12:45 AM

will you help?

John – Our February deadline is at midnight tonight, and we’re hoping that we can count on your help! We’re about $1,500 short of our goal for the month and hoping you can help us close the gap. Every dollar you give goes to helping Julie rally DFLers across the state toward victories in Nove…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 2:55 PM

protect the trifecta

John – With control of the House and the Senate, and Governor Walz’s leadership, progressives in Minnesota have been able to accomplish A LOT over the past year. There’s still more to do and we must protect our gains. Even one year of GOP control could undo much of the progress Minnesota has m…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 3:15 AM

$75 refundable contribution!

John – Did you know that the PCR went up to $75 this year? That means that Minnesotans can make a contribution of up to $75 to Julie’s campaign and the state will refund you for 100% of it. It’s how we keep the big money at bay in Minnesota elections and encourage grassroots support. But it d…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
February 25, 2024 at 4:45 PM

FW: caucus like your rights depend on it (they do)

John – I hope you saw Julie's note and plan to join us at precinct caucuses. If you missed it, read below, and then click here for all of the info you'll need to join us on Tuesday night. Thanks, Chris Kluthe Blaha for Auditor ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Julie Blaha Date: Th…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
February 23, 2024 at 1:10 AM

caucus like your rights depend on it (they do)

John – Did you see the latest ridiculousness out of Alabama? Yesterday the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are people – and destroying them will lead to murder charges. Frozen. Embryos. This not only makes abortion completely out of the question in Alabama, it makes in vitro …
  Team Blaha · [email protected]
February 14, 2024 at 9:05 PM

Make Julie Your Valentine

John – We’re hoping you can help us make Julie’s day today. She’s hard at work at the Auditor’s office, and when she’s done today, she has a few things on her campaign to-do list before she can enjoy the night with her husband. Something that would really make her day is ending it with a card…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
February 11, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Protect Abortion

John – Abortion rights are under attack across the country. There’s no question that the GOP is dead set on banning abortion wherever they have power. Women in Minnesota are safe, for now. If the GOP regains power in Minnesota, the first thing they’d do is ban abortion. That’s why I’m hoping…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
February 3, 2024 at 5:02 PM

Live on the radio!

John – In about an hour I'm going to be live on the Sheletta Show on WCCO 830 radio! I'm joining her to talk about her upcoming Black Entrepreneurs Day at the Capitol and what the state can do to help encourage the growth of black-owned small businesses. Tune in to WCCO 830 at Noon or click h…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
February 1, 2024 at 1:06 AM

First deadline of 24

John – Midnight is our first deadline of the '24 election year, and with Donald Trump committed to turning Minnesota red this year, I need your help. I'm crisscrossing the state, making sure that every Democrat I can find turns out to elect DFLers in November. That's how we beat Trump and win:…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
January 28, 2024 at 8:31 PM

big deal

John – The PCR (Political Contribution Refund) program increased to $75 this year, and it’s a big deal for folks like Julie Blaha. You see, Julie funds her campaign mostly with grassroots contributions and people taking advantage of the PCR program. That means we’ve got a chance to build a bi…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
January 26, 2024 at 3:55 PM


John – Trump’s win in NH on Tuesday pretty much sealed it. He’s almost certainly going to be the GOP candidate for president again this year. He’s promised that if he’s the candidate, GOP money will flood into Minnesota. He’s committed to winning our state. We can’t let that happen, and we ca…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
January 19, 2024 at 1:27 AM

weigh in now!

John – I wanted to be sure you didn’t miss Julie’s email earlier this week. The GOP and Donald Trump are deadset on completely banning abortion everywhere, including right here in Minnesota. The best way to keep abortion safe and legal in Minnesota is by putting it in our constitution. Join Jul…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
January 17, 2024 at 1:35 AM

make abortion a right

John – After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Minnesota became an island in the Upper Midwest – the only state that didn’t enact draconian limitations on abortions. Minnesotans favor this by a wide margin, but the GOP has other plans. They aim to severely limit abortions here like nearly all of our…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
January 4, 2024 at 12:51 AM


John – There are few things I love more than being out on the road campaigning to help elect and reelect Democrats across Minnesota. That’s why I am so grateful to everyone who stepped up over the past year and contributed to my campaign. Whether it was a refundable $50 contribution or even more…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
December 31, 2023 at 11:27 PM

4, 3, 2... $50!

John – Before the ball drops at midnight, I’m counting on you to contribute and keep my campaign going in 2024. The deadline tonight is real. If you make a qualifying contribution before midnight, the state will refund you for up to $50 of it. Don’t let your chance at a refundable contribution …
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
December 31, 2023 at 2:25 PM

Today’s the day

John – As we close the books on another year, I can’t help but think back on all of the fun times I’ve had supporting DFLers on the campaign trail this year. From the chuckwagon in Rock County to the Garden Party in Rice County, the Pie Auction in Shakopee to Lawn Bowling in Golden Valley – I co…
  Chris Kluthe, Team Blaha · [email protected]
December 30, 2023 at 2:22 PM

2023 Deadline

John – The deadline to make your refundable 2023 contribution in support of Julie’s campaign is less than 48 hours away. Everyone here at Team Blaha is counting on you to help keep Julie crisscrossing the state in 2024 and beyond. Make your contribution today to keep our Blahauditor running at …
  Team Blaha · [email protected]
December 29, 2023 at 2:58 PM

FW: 3 days to go

John – Did you see Julie’s email earlier this week? If you’re a Minnesotan, up to the first $50 of your contribution is eligible to be refunded by the state – meaning you can help for free. Please, take a minute to support our campaign today! Thanks, Team Blaha ---------- Forwarded message --…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
December 29, 2023 at 12:55 AM

3 days to go

John – There are only three days left for you to make your 2023 refundable political contribution. Each year, Minnesotans can contribute to a participating state level campaign – like mine – and the state will refund the contribution, up to $50. Can I count on you to help power my campaign? Pl…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
December 17, 2023 at 4:16 PM

too late?

John – The year is almost over and Julie still has a ways to go to hit her 2023 fundraising goal. It’s critical that we have the funds to keep her campaign on track and prepare for whatever comes our way. It’s not too late for us to hit our goal, especially if we can count on your help. If you…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
December 14, 2023 at 1:16 PM

coming up quick

John – The end of the year is coming up quickly. Too quick! And that means that your last chance to use your 2023 Political Contribution Refund is coming up quick too. Minnesotans can contribute to a participating state level campaign – like mine – and the state will refund the contribution, u…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
December 1, 2023 at 1:08 AM

almost there

John – Chris is getting ready to close the books on November, but we still have a little way to go to hit our goal. Let’s not fall short – especially when you can help, for FREE. You can take advantage of Minnesota’s unique system of publicly funding our campaigns by giving up to $50 to your fa…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
November 30, 2023 at 4:02 PM

FW: time is running out – Refund Pending

John – Did you see Julie’s email yesterday? We’re closing in on our grassroots goal for the month. Will you make your refundable $50 donation today and help us top our goal before November ends? Thank you, Chris ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Julie Blaha Date: Wed, Nov 29, 2023 a…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
November 30, 2023 at 1:00 AM

time is running out – Refund Pending

John – If you haven’t already, now is the time to show your support by taking advantage of Minnesota’s unique system of publicly funding our campaigns. You can give up to $50 to your favorite state-level candidate (me!) each year and the state will refund the money. It’s how we keep the big mo…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
October 31, 2023 at 6:05 PM

don’t leave money on the table

John – As the year comes to a close, I want to be sure that Democrats aren’t leaving money on the table. Minnesota publicly funds our campaigns by reimbursing Minnesotans for a contribution of up to $50 each year to their favorite state level candidate. That means if you haven’t made a contrib…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
October 31, 2023 at 1:00 AM

deadline day

John – Before we close the books on October, I am hoping that Julie can count on your help. She’s crisscrossing the state to make sure that we can elect and reelect DFLers at every level. This isn’t just election season work for her – Julie shows up whenever and wherever she can to help rally …
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
October 21, 2023 at 1:00 PM

on the fence?

John – The end of the year is coming fast, which means the time for Minnesotans to make their refundable $50 contribution to a state level candidate is now. If you’re on the fence, it’s time to act – this deal expires at the end of the year. Julie is crisscrossing the state helping to elect DFL …
  Team Blaha · [email protected]
October 19, 2023 at 2:05 PM

RE: coupon

John – Minnesota’s public financing system for campaigns doesn’t work without your help. Read below for all of the details, and then please, make your 2023 refundable $50 donation today! Thank you! Team Blaha ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Julie Blaha Date: Wed, Oct 18, 2023 at 1:…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
October 18, 2023 at 6:41 PM


John – I can’t think of anything much better than a good coupon. Literally something for nothing, hardly anything can compare. Minnesota’s campaign finance system is just like that, and the expiration date of this year’s “coupon” is coming up quickly. You see, each year, Minnesotans can give …
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
October 2, 2023 at 1:55 PM

worthy cause

John – I’ve been talking to you about supporting Democrats up and down the ballot all year – in fact all decade – probably longer even – and tonight, I’m doing it again. I'm headlining the kickoff event of the School Board Integrity Project and I hope you’ll join me there. If you want LGBTQ+ s…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 11:34 PM

one last shot

John – Chris just called and told me I should take one last shot at getting in touch before tonight’s deadline. I need your help to keep our momentum going. I’ve been to most of Minnesota’s counties this year, and I’m not even close to done yet. Can I count on you to help me support DFLers by…
  Team Blaha · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 1:30 PM

the next deadline

John – I wanted to be sure you knew that the next deadline is coming up quick at midnight tonight. Right now Democrats are fighting back against a whole lot of nonsense – whether it’s in Congress or at your local school board meeting. Julie is working day in and day out to help elect and reel…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
September 29, 2023 at 1:00 PM

FW: She's been everywhere

John – I’m trying not to break out into Johnny Cash lyrics here, but Julie really has been everywhere in the state of Minnesota. By day she’s protecting taxpayer funds, and at night, she’s helping to keep the DFL brand strong across Greater MN. This is what it’s going to take to win statewide …
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
September 28, 2023 at 3:00 PM

You can help

John – Crisscrossing the state week after week is hard work, but I love it. I love finding out new things about the state we call home and getting to meet DFLers everywhere I go. Minnesota and Minnesotans are my favorite things. The work isn’t all fun and games though. The more I travel, the …
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
September 27, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Knocking for Emily!

John – Last night I had a great time door knocking for Emily Larsen up in Duluth! If you haven't been paying attention, she's locked in a tight race with an opponent that the GOP isn't shy to call their own. She's earned our support and I was proud to be out for her last night. Now, I'm not …
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
September 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM

the big winner

John – It's the last day of the Fair. If you haven't made it out -- and you can handle the heat today -- you should be headed there now. I could not recommend the Fair more, it's one of the best things about being Minnesotan! The end of the Fair also means an exciting day for us at Team Blaha.…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
September 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM

What a day!

John – I had a huge day at the fair yesterday, but before I tell you about it, I want to quickly talk with you about why the fair is so darn cool. Minnesota is a whole lot more than just the Twin Cities and the suburbs. Every year I make dozens of trips to see DFLers in every corner of the sta…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
August 27, 2023 at 2:15 PM

just a bean counter

John – When folks ask about what my job as our State Auditor is, I have to explain that I’m a whole lot more than just a bean counter. But today, that’s not exactly the case. The fair just kicked off and that means I officially unveiled my 2023 crop art – which got me thinking – just how many…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
August 20, 2023 at 2:45 PM

help me help Emily!

John – I spent my day yesterday up in Duluth door knocking for my friend, DFL endorsed Mayor Emily Larson – and of course, I had a lot of fun. As soon we get people at the door, they’re ready to support her and get out and vote. But unsurprisingly not a whole lot of people even knew that elect…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
August 18, 2023 at 11:45 AM


John – We’re midway through our fundraising quarter and I’ve got to be frank – we’re coming up a little short. Here’s the problem: After winning by the closest margin statewide and just narrowly avoiding a recount, we know that the GOP has a target on Julie’s back. Even more important, Julie…
  Chris Kluthe, Blaha for Auditor · [email protected]
July 17, 2023 at 6:30 PM

auditors matter!

John – If you have any doubts that auditors matter, please take a look at Julie’s email below. It’s more than clear that every single office, at every level, matters in the fight for Democratic values. We need you in the fight. Add your name now and let Julie know that you’re ready to help mak…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
July 13, 2023 at 3:16 PM

what does that even have to do with you?

John – We’ve been talking about abortion a lot in our emails this year. We know it is critically important to women and their families that we protect this fundamental right, but I still get emails every now and then asking me, “What does this have to do with the Auditor’s office?” Well let m…
  Julie Blaha · [email protected]
June 30, 2023 at 10:16 PM

one last thing before the weekend, John

John – I hope you’re heading into a great holiday weekend, whether your heading to the cabin, staying in town with friends and family, or just waiting for the fireworks on Tuesday night. Before you take off for the weekend though, I wanted to check in one last time. Tonight is a critical dead…