Posted at 7:09 AM on November 3, 2009
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
It's Election Day and there are plenty of local races on the ballot. But before we get to that we start with the 2010 governor's race.
MPR says there's a push to get Republican businessman Brian Sullivan into the race for governor. One source said it would be surprising if Sullivan didn't get in.
You can listen to Anderson's announcement here.
Marty Seifert highlights his regional supporters.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said it would be tough to campaign for governor and be Minneapolis mayor.
Politics in Minnesota records some of the candidates doing Karaoke.
MPR looks at the lessons from last year's recount.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL) and GOP backed Eva Ng participated in a Midday debate.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak answers challenges from those who say "Anybody but him."
The State GOP weighs in on local school board races.
The White House is reportedly preparing for a disappointing Election Day.
Pawlenty for Prez Watch
Gov. Pawlenty punted more than Viking Chris Kluwe on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning. He wouldn't say whether he backed Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine. "We want Olympia Snowe in the big tent," Pawlenty said. "But she can't say she's a Republican and vote against the Republican position much of the time."
Regional politics played a part in Pawlenty being named vice-chair of the Republican Governor's Association.
2010 Race for Congress
Stu Rothenberg rates the 3rd and 6th as GOP favored.
The House health bill is estimated to cost $1.2 trillion.
The GOP health bill focuses on lower costs.
President Obama warns of future job loss.
The New York Times says euphoria gave way to second thoughts on Obama in Iowa.
Obama calls for a "new chapter" in Afghanistan.
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar will attend a major fundraiser for the DSCC.
Under the Dome
Minnesota is tops in civic engagement.
Big StoneII is scrapped.
More than half of Minnesota's stimulus jobs are in schools.