Welcome to the Daily Digest, where lawsuits are expected over the voter ID amendment, the MNGOP's finances are still struggling, and Romney pulls negative ads.
Expect lawsuits over voter ID.
Gov. Mark Dayton ceremoniously vetoed voter ID.
A new law lets prosecutors carry guns.
The Star Tribune reports that Dayton wants to reach an agreement on a Vikings stadium and a bonding bill.
Rep. Michele Bachmann was in the state, promoting domestic energy production.
Herman Cain will headline a Minnesota tax rally.
Minnesotans United for All Families, a group that opposes a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, is opening an office in Rochester.
President Obama's Minnesota campaign opposes the marriage amendment.
Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken say the federal government should boost financial aid for college students.
Michael Brodkorb is heading back to college.
Politico reports that the Republican National Committee will be spending money in states with competitive House and Senate races, but aren't considered swing states in the presidential election.
Minnesota is mentioned in the article, largely because there is concern that the party is in such difficult financial shape that it will need outside help.
House GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor's leadership PAC has been giving money to groups trying to unseat incumbents.
On the Minnesota Campaign Trail
Pete Hegseth also wants to unseat Klobuchar. He raised $160,000 in the first three months of the year and ended the quarter with $130,000 cash-on-hand.
On the Presidential Campaign Trail
Mitt Romney pulled negative campaign ads against Rick Santorum while Santorum's daughter was in the hospital.
Obama has taken his case for the Buffett Rule on the campaign trail, the New York Times reports.
Obama holds a lead over Romney on specific issues and key traits, a new Washington Post/ABC Poll shows.
What does it say when the caption for the article highlights that Ms. Bachmann was "in state" ?
What does it say about the Republican-controlled House and Republican-filibuster Senate when "Bachmann made a stop in Stillwater Monday morning to present local officials with commemorative copies of the bill authorizing construction of a new bridge over the St. Croix River.
Bachmann called the bill one of the strongest pieces of legislation to get through Congress this year."
OK, who paid for this commemorative copy ? How much and WHY do we need it ... other than for someone's re-election.
Second, this was an "earmark" piece of legislation ... something that the Republicans vowed to stop ... remember folks, this was an "earmark" when it was approved originally, and the only way to get it approved this time was to "earmark" it again ... America and Minnesota have many bridges in worse condition and greater transportation needs than this "earmark".
Yep, this is Re-election Season ... so what will be the "the strongest pieces of legislation to get through Congress " if Ms. Bachmann is elected as Minnesota's Homeowner-Outside-of-District representative ?