The Daily Digest

It’s Election Day and there are plenty of local races on the ballot. But before we get to that we start with the 2010 governor’s race.

MPR says there’s a push to get Republican businessman Brian Sullivan into the race for governor. One source said it would be surprising if Sullivan didn’t get in.

Former State Auditor Pat Anderson says she’d expand the sales tax to reduce corporate and personal income taxes. MPR, the Pi Press, the Rochester Post-Bulletin and the Star Tribune have stories.

You can listen to Anderson’s announcement here.

Marty Seifert highlights his regional supporters.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said it would be tough to campaign for governor and be Minneapolis mayor.

Discover Politics interviews Paul Thissen, David Hann and Matt Entenza.

Politics in Minnesota records some of the candidates doing Karaoke.

Election Day

MPR looks at the lessons from last year’s recount.

2009 Races

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL) and GOP backed Eva Ng participated in a Midday debate.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak answers challenges from those who say “Anybody but him.”

The State GOP weighs in on local school board races.

The White House is reportedly preparing for a disappointing Election Day.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty punted more than Viking Chris Kluwe on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning. He wouldn’t say whether he backed Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine. “We want Olympia Snowe in the big tent,” Pawlenty said. “But she can’t say she’s a Republican and vote against the Republican position much of the time.”

Regional politics played a part in Pawlenty being named vice-chair of the Republican Governor’s Association.

2010 Race for Congress

Stu Rothenberg rates the 3rd and 6th as GOP favored.

Congress

The House health bill is estimated to cost $1.2 trillion.

The GOP health bill focuses on lower costs.

President Obama warns of future job loss.

The New York Times says euphoria gave way to second thoughts on Obama in Iowa.

Obama calls for a “new chapter” in Afghanistan.

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar will attend a major fundraiser for the DSCC.

Under the Dome

Minnesota is tops in civic engagement.

Big StoneII is scrapped.

More than half of Minnesota’s stimulus jobs are in schools.

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