Posted at 6:10 AM on August 22, 2008
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
All eyes are on Gov. Pawlenty as the Veepstakes continue. Gov. Pawlenty will spend the day at the State Fair. He's headed to PA and Ohio through Monday.
Time Magazine's The Page quotes two sources as saying McCain has settled on Mitt Romney but no offer has been made.
The Wall Street Journal says Republicans worry that a McCain pick will rile the GOP base.
Former AK Gov. Mike Huckabee rips Mitt Romney and praises Gov. Pawlenty for VP.
Barack Obama says he's chosen his running mate but isn't saying who it is.
Obama will campaign in Eau Claire on Sunday.
Obama also rips McCain on the fact McCain couldn't answer how many houses he owns. Is this McCain's "How much is a gallon of milk" moment?
The Washington Post says McCain's gaffe harms his efforts to portray Obama an out of touch elitist.
McCain hits back with an ad that highlights a Rezko link with Obama.
A conservative group linked to McCain starts running a million dollar ad buy ripping Obama.
Here's the ad. It's safe to say that it's on.
Obama's campaign has close ties to his wife's employer.
Hillary Clinton campaigns for Obama in south Florida.
A threat shuts down McCain's Denver office.
2008 Race for Senate
2008 Race for Congress
The Star Tribune takes a look at the 1st District GOP primary battle between Brian Davis and Dick Day.
DFL Rep. Tim Walz and Davis spar over drilling at a forum in Winona.
Walz and his wife also file for a restraining order against a Mankato man.
2008 Race for Legislature
The Star Tribune takes a look at the primary battles for those running for a legislative seat.
The governor's tax reform commission is seeking comments.
TRW in Winona lays off more workers. GOP Sen. Norm Coleman, DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar and DFL Rep. Tim Walz have stories.
The Peace Corps will thin its volunteer ranks because of budgetary matters. DFL Rep. Betty McCollum is mentioned.
The IRS is investigating Brooklyn Park pastor Mac Hammond. GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is mentioned.
More than a dozen food safety bills are being considered. DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is mentioned.
The Minnesota National Guard will receive additional benefits.
St. Paul rolls back the later bar closing fee.
The Club for Growth is not happy with the convention lineup.
Minneapolis 311 service will expand during the RNC.
This is a reminder that the Digest will be in a limited form next week during the DNC.