This is just a reminder that there won't be a Daily Digest today or tomorrow. Some are wondering why, in fact, it's called the Daily Digest when it isn't "daily." Others cheer at the thought of not having to read the digest for a few days.
I will be posting on the blog but need a bit of a break from the daily grind.
Have a nice Easter and Passover.
Posted at 2:15 PM on April 9, 2009
by Tom Scheck
The Fix gives some analysis and perspective on why Gov. Pawlenty may delay signing an election certificate declaring Al Franken the winner of the U.S. Senate race. The reason: It helps him with the GOP base. He also wrote that it makes little sense for him to run for a third term:
That said, if Pawlenty wants to be a serious contender for president in 2012, it makes little sense for him to run for reelection as he narrowly escaped defeat in 2006 against a lackluster Democratic nominee (former state Attorney General Mike Hatch) and, given Minnesota's decided shift toward Democrats in recent elections, it's hard to imagine his odds at a third term would be any better than 50-50. A loss in 2010 would doom him for 2012 -- see: Allen, George.