Posted at 6:31 AM on July 30, 2012
by Catharine Richert
Filed under: Daily Digest
Welcome to the Daily Digest, where the Freedom Club is getting involved in the SD 33 GOP primary, Peterson says he'll vote with Republicans on extending the Bush tax cuts, and Romney stands with Israel on Iran.
The Freedom Club is weighing in on the Senate District 33 GOP primary.
Also being paid for by the Freedom Club: DumpDoepke.com
A Minnesota House Republican fundraiser Tuesday night will feature Speaker Kurt Zellers and Majority Leader Matt Dean, but also up-and-coming GOP donor Brad Rixmann.
Rep. Michele Bachmann is speaking at a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Minneapolis tonight.
Opponents and proponents of the marriage amendment marked 100 days until election day Sunday.
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated at the Mayo Clinic for depression.
Flood damage to Duluth's parks totals $20 million.
The Congressional Races
Tarryl Clark's claim about Rep. Chip Cravaack's flood relief voting record leaves out key details.
She was endorsed by former President Bill Clinton on Friday.
The Bemidji Pioneer profiles Kurt Bills.
The U.S. House will vote this week on competing plans to extend the Bush tax cuts. Rep. Collin Peterson is one of two Democrats who plan to back a Republican proposal to extend the cuts for everyone through 2013, The Hill reports.
Rep. John Kline weighed in on Bachmann's Muslim Brotherhood comments.
Rep. Keith Ellison wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post about Bachmann's comments.
The Presidential Campaign
Mitt Romney was in Jerusalem over the weekend, where he said that keeping Iran from acquiring nuclear capabilities would be his "highest national security priority," the New York Times reports.
Romney would support an Israeli attack on Iran if it would stop the country from building nuclear weapons.
Romney raised money in Israel, too.
President Barack Obama's campaign is taking a risk by going negative.
Bachmann still owes companies $935,000 in campaign expenses. She's among the former GOP candidates who are in debt to small businesses, Politico reports.
Tim Pawlenty will headline Romney campaign events in Ohio today.
ABC News covered Pawlenty's appearances in North Carolina.
Bill Clinton will have a key role at the DNC.