In a sign that Minnesota is becoming even more competitive, Barack Obama’s staff is pulling out of North Dakota and are being sent to MN and WI.
Obama and John McCain sat down with 60 Minutes.
Obama said “no blank check” on the bail out.
McCain said he would not have a political office in the White House.
McCain also said he’d put New York’s Attorney General (a Democrat) as head of the SEC.
McCain and Obama differ on deregulation.
The New York Times says loan titans paid McCain’s campaign manager a bundle.
The candidates meet in their first debate on Friday.
Newsweek took a look at how many cars the candidates own. Obama – 1, McCain – 13
Gov. Pawlenty tries to rev up Iowa Republicans.
Minnesota voters nearing a voter registration mark.
A third of the electorate could vote by election day.
Bob Dylan will play at the U of M on election night.
2008 Race for Senate
The three Senate candidate agree to 5 debates.
The Star Tribune fact checks where the candidates stand on Medicare.
The Wall Street Journal profiles I-P candidate Dean Barkley.
Franken will try to change the conversation today. He’s holding a statewide tour on Coleman’s decision to not hold an investigation in to fraud and waste in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2008 Race for Congress
RealClearPolitics places Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District as the 40th most competitive House race. Republican Erik Paulsen, DFLer Ashwin Madia and I-P candidate David Dillon are all vying to replace GOP Rep. Jim Ramstad.
The DCCC goes after Paulsen.
Indian Americans raise money for Paulsen.
The Pi Press profiles I-P candidate Bob Anderson, who is running in the 6th.
The campaign to pass a constitutional amendment heats up.
Minnesota’s courts are feeling a financial squeeze.
The economy could hammer the state’s pension fund.
Atrazine is found in lakes far from its source.
St. Paul’s Lafayette Bridge inspections begin today.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann balks at the bailout on Wall Street. Question for Bachmann: What would she differently?
Other members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation also weigh in on the bailout.
The House Ag Committee suspends the 10 acre rule. DFL Rep. Collin Peterson is mentioned.
DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar says the state could lose Hwy. 169 funding.
Larry Craig starts a legal defense fund.