The Daily Digest

Democrat Mark Dayton, Republican Tom Emmer and IP candidate Tom Horner are showing that they don’t intend to pull any punches in the campaign for governor.

All three were aggressive at the first debate since the August 10th primary. Taxes dominated the debate on TPT’s Almanac on Friday night.

You can watch the Almanac debate here.

On Saturday, the candidates talked gun rights at a Game Fair forum.

Emmer also reversed his stance on his opposition to the Legacy Tax.

You can listen to the full Game Fair debate here.

The next debate is a MN Chamber of Commerce debate in Nisswa on Tuesday.

Several unions are now backing Dayton.

A Rasmussen poll says Dayton is leading Emmer and Horner.

The PoliGraph says Emmer’s claim on employment is accurate.

Vice-President Biden is expected to campaign for Dayton.

The Star Tribune tells you what you already know – the gov race is going to be expensive.

Race for Congress

MPR says GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democrat Tarryl Clark are mostly just eyeing each other from their respective piles of cash but should start spending that money soon.

Congress

A Republican Senator suggests a proposed New York City Mosque will be an election year issue. President Obama said over the weekend that he thought it was ok for the Mosque to be built near the World Trade Center site.

The Star Tribune says this year’s summer recess is much less angry than last year’s break.

Working Mother and Corporate Voices for Working America gave GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen an award.

USA Today takes a look at the Tea Party movement. GOP rep. Michele Bachmann is mentioned.

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson explains why he voted last week for a bill that gave federal funds to schools, states and health care.

DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar visited a transportation project in Tennessee.

Under the Dome

A fee increase proposed by the MAC has angered some third party airport parking services upset.

The GAMC solution is draining Rural hospitals.

Pawlenty for Prez Watch

Gov. Pawlenty is headed to Oregon this week.

Pawlenty is at the bottom of a 2012 poll of the GOP field.

He also trails in a poll of likely Iowa Caucas goers. The poll was commissioned by the Iowa GOP.

Finally

No Digest Tuesday.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    Pawlenty polls 3% in New Hampshire, again? Has anybody figured out yet that Pawlenty is running below the poll’s margin of error? So his actual number could be below zero, right? So Republicans in NH could actually be un-voting for the un-allotment Governor? How appropriate.

  • http://www.minnesotacentral.blogspot.com Minnesota Central

    Should the awarding of Working Mother and Corporate Voices for Working America given to GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen be put in context ?

    You had to offer your name for consideration … and roughly half of those applications resulted in getting an award.

    Since Amy Klobuchar got the award last time but not this time, does that mean that she has failed to meet their test ? Or, that she has better things for her staff to do than ask for an award.

    Somehow for a Congressman who made his first vote AGAINST the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and AGAINST healthcare reform, etc. makes this award a self-serving joke.