The Daily Digest (Key week for Vikes, Changes to property tax change? Bachmann’s fundraising)

This is a key week to decide whether the state Legislature is called into a special session to finance a Vikings stadium. Gov. Dayton meets with legislative leaders today, NFL officials tomorrow and Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on Wednesday.

Dayton speaks tonight at the Minnesota Business Partnership’s Annual Dinner.

Forum Communications says House Republicans are looking to fix the repeal of the Market Value Homestead Credit but said they are not ready to say what the changes will look like.

No birds for Gov. Dayton at the Pheasant Opener. GOP House Speaker Kurt Zellers got one bird.

Occupy MN

Officers removed tents from the Occupy MN site.

Occupy Wall St. protests went global over the weekend.

Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

The Star Tribune says the Bishops are beginning the fight over the constitutional amendment.


GOP Rep. John Kline suggests Pell Grant cuts to the Super Committee.

Race for Senate

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar reports raising $1 million in the 3rd Quarter. She has $4 million in the bank.

Tidbit: The FEC’s site doesn’t show a report from Republican Dan Severson.

DFL Sen. Al Franken spoke before the Oregon Democratic Party on Saturday.

Race for Congress

A supporter of Jeff Anderson says The International Association of Fire Fighters will announce today that they will back Duluth City Council member Jeff Anderson’s bid for Congress.

Rick Nolan won a straw poll at the 8th Congressional District fundraiser but only 36 of the 200 DFL activists who were present voted.

GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack raised $206k in the 3rd Quarter.

Race for Legislature

The Star Tribune says the race for the Legislature is heating up.

Race for President

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann raised $3.9 million in the 3rd Quarter. She has $1.3 million in the bank but also reported more than $500k in debts.

Tidbit: Bachmann spent $37,500 to have country music star Randy Travis perform at the Iowa Straw Poll. Bachmann won that event.

Bachmann says Donald Trump will take part in tonight’s tele-town hall.

Tidbit: Bachmann is in Arizona today taking part in a border security round table.

MPR talks with a few of Bachmann supporters who insist the race is not over.

MPR takes a look at Bachmann’s jobs plan.

Bachmann’s House spokesman is leaving for another job in the U.S. House.

Herman Cain said some Americans would see a tax increase under his 9-9-9 plan.

He also said building an electric fence was a joke.

AP takes a look at Herman Cain’s relationship to the Koch brothers.

Roll Call reports that South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint may back Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney’s rise challenges the clout of the Tea Party.

Rick Perry takes a military style tack to protect the border.

Tim Pawlenty has $453k in campaign debt.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    [Cain] also said building an electric fence was a joke.

    Cain, like Trump, Perry and Bachmann before him, needs more focus on Republican Big Money. Mitt “Corporations Are People” Romney understands the GOP Big Bucks will flow to the candidate most tuned to the interests of the 1%. The rest is just circus for the hoi polloi.

  • Ralph Crammedin

    Tim Pawlenty has $453k in campaign debt.

    Didn’t Pawlenty campaign on a theme of fiscal responsibility or something like that?

    …or, like so much of Pawlenty’s offering, was that topic just a timely convenience?