The Daily Digest: 9-8-08

John McCain gets a post convention bounce and overtakes Barack Obama in Gallup’s poll.


Democrats are posting big gains in voter registration.

Politico has seven things to watch. MPR says the campaigns are ramping up for election day.

Obama regrets his abortion answer

KARE11’s Rick Kupchella interviews John McCain. No policy questions are asked.

McCain says he would put Democrats in his cabinet.

Obama is losing support among moderate evangelicals.

Sarah Palin agrees to a media interview.

Obama’s campaign starts a heartland tour in Minnesota. The campaign is also ramping up appearances by female surrogates. For example, DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar rallies Winona State students to back Obama.

DFL Rep. Betty McCollum stumped for Obama in Wisconsin.

2008 Race for Senate

The Denver Post takes a look at fundraising for the RNC and how Coleman’s votes on Xcel Energy makes it a sticky wicket. Coleman’s people say there is no quid pro quo.

DFLer Priscilla Lord Faris is making a final push in her quest to win the DFL primary against Al Franken.

The Independence Party primary will be a full house.

The Hill says Republicans are trying to stay afloat in Minnesota.

2008 Race for Congress

The candidates in the 1st talk issues.

The Mankato Free Press takes a look at the Republican primary in the 1st.

AP says war is personal for candidates who have children serving. GOP Rep. John Kline is mentioned.

CQ mentions the 3rd in a story on battle for control of Congress.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann will address the Value Voters summit next weekend.

MPR takes a look at the Republican primary in the 7th district.

State Government

Crews say the I-35W bridge could be complete in days.

Gov. Pawlenty speaks today to reservists who are headed to Iraq.


Congress is back to work this week. Drilling may be on the agenda.

DFL Rep. Tim Walz says an energy agreement is possible in the final weeks of the session.

Officials bail out two mortgage giants.

The federal highway fund may need a bailout since it’s due to run out of money. DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is mentioned.

The U.S. holds off on a civilian nuclear pact with Russia. Coleman is mentioned.

  • Gail

    How about the Race for our two Supreme Court Associate Justices? They too are included in tomorrow’s primary; please vote!