Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District leads the digest again today (the primary is just days away in a race that could be for all the marbles). Rochelle Olson with the Star Tribune says Mike Erlandson issued a lit piece criticizing DFL endorsed Keith Ellison and former state senator Ember Reichgott Junge.
The West Central Tribune writes that Dean Johnson’s primary challenge is getting hot and heavy. The DFL Senate Majority Leader is facing a primary challenge from Michael Cruze.
The Star Tribune examines Mike Hatch’s first tv ad in the race for governor.
Kare-11 says the governor’s race is going to get very expensive.
Pawlenty’s campaign spokesman Brian McClung just issued a news release saying the recut ad will air on tv now as well.
Pawlenty is proclaiming September 8th, Church Basement Ladies Day.
Amy Klobuchar, the DFL endorsed candidate running for Minnesota’s open U.S. Senate seat, proposes an elder tax credit.
Republican Mark Kennedy’s campaign is sending out a fundraising request to potential donors. The e-mail highlights the campaign’s recent criticism of Klobuchar including being a prosecutor but not personally prosecuting a case, criticizing lobbyists but was a registered lobbyist in the past and has oil holdings in her mutual funds but criticizes big oil.
WCCO’s Pat Kessler reality checks oil money for both Kennedy and Klobuchar.
Finally, a group of Minnesota National Guard members are headed to Iraq.