The Daily Digest: 10/11/06

The candidates for U.S. Senate debated the issues in Moorhead last night. The Star Tribune, the Pi Press, AP, Forum Communications, MPR and WLUC-TV have stories.

You can listen to the debate here.

Former Georgia Senator Max Cleland campaigned with Democrat Amy Klobuchar this morning at an American Legion Hall in St. Louis Park. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson will campaign with Kennedy tomorrow in Minneapolis.

The Star Tribune says Congressman Kennedy and Senator Norm Coleman are near the top of raising money from tobacco companies.

Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty has a new ad out criticizing his DFL opponent, Mike Hatch, on taxes. It kind of reminds me of those goofy Miller Lite ads that ran throughout last year’s NFL season. The “let’s go to the tape” line is funny though.

Hatch was on MPR’s Midday program today. If you missed it, you can listen to him here. Pawlenty will be on the program on Thursday. The I-P’s Peter Hutchinson will be on the show on Friday.

City Pages calls Hatch a centrist. The Mesabi Daily News says Hatch campaigned on the Iron Range.

Pawlenty is probably happy that the state’s tax reports show higher revenues. The Star Tribune and the Pi Press have stories.

The New Republic handicaps the races for governor.

KARE-11 asks if third parties are relavant? The AP says they could be the determining factor in several governor’s races across the governor.

The New York Times talks to voters in Minnesota.

WCCO-TV’s Pat Kessler profiles Republican Michele Bachmann. Bachmann is running against DFLer Patty Wetterling and the I-P’s John Binkowski.

The St. Cloud Times says Al Franken campaigned for Wetterling.

MPR has a story saying election machines are an issue in the Secretary of State’s race.

MPR also has a story looking at the race to replace Becky Lourey in the Legislature.

Finally, it’s tough enough being a Packer fan this year and then this.

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