Posted at 10:20 AM on July 16, 2007
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
The next question is whether an ethics complaint is filed against Olson and if there's a move to remove him from office.
One person who has been mentioned as a possible GOP replacement to Olson is former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer. The State Auditor said Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer overpaid 17 of her staffers when she was Secretary of State. Kiffmeyer blames her staff for the mishap. AP and the Pi Press have stories.
The Star Tribune says Soldiers turned recruiters are also helping fill the military ranks.
There's a rally to support a Bloomington bridge.
Forum Communications says there is more going on in Congress than the Iraq war debate.
The Hill also credits Coleman on his nuclear sting.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is mentioned in this story on dangerous toys.
The Star Tribune writes about efforts to make more protective combat vehicles. GOP Rep. John Kline is mentioned.
Fox News does a story on DFL Rep. Keith Ellison's statement that compares the Bush Administration to Nazi Germany.
An effort for food labeling is also gaining momentum.
A house panel passes funding for the Hormel Institute.
CQ writes about Minnesota's Senate race in light of Al Franken's fundraising.
The New York Times says Senate Democrats are outraising their Republican counterparts.
The Star Tribune details fundraising efforts by GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann and DFL Rep. Tim Walz.
Pawlenty, co-chair of John McCains presidential campaign, says he hopes they can "restart" the campaign.
Bob Olson has scheduled a news conference for tomorrow to announce whether he'll stop his bid for Senate and run for Congress against GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann. The Pi Press has details on the possible switch. Check an earlier post on Polinaut as well.
The Star Tribune says the GOP Convention's host committee says money is flowing as anticipated but don't talk numbers.