The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where the Vikings stadium is in limbo, Ellison rolls out two voting bills, and the Cain harassment controversy grows more complicated.

Around Minnesota

The Vikings stadium is in limbo after Republican lawmakers rejected Gov. Mark Dayton’s timetable for a special session to approve a stadium deal.

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State Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, says schools should only hold levy votes in even-numbered years, when turnout is already higher for other elections.

US Bank chief Richard Davis told area business leaders to snap out of their economic doldrums.

The effort to unionize daycare workers may face legal hurdles.

The Pioneer Press sat down with members of Dayton’s staff.

In Washington

Rep. Keith Ellison writes about same-day voter registration in the Huffington Post. He introduced two voting bills Wednesday.

Pawlenty will headline the Winter Gridiron Dinner, a gathering of Washington’s most prominent journalists. Lots of skits and jokes, so Pawlenty better bring the funny.

The Senate is debating a jobs bill sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar. It’s part of President Barack Obama’s jobs plan.

The Brainerd Dispatch reports that local airport officials say Rep. Chip Cravaack hasn’t done his part in the process to replace Delta Airlines’ service there.

On the Campaign Trail

The GOP nominating schedule is set: the New Hampshire primary will be on Jan. 10.

Amid reports of his alleged sexual harassment while at the helm of the National Restaurant Association, Herman Cain was on Capitol Hill yesterday.

One of the women who accused Cain of harassment at first wanted to speak out. Now she says she won’t make a public statement.

The Associated Press interviewed a third woman who said Cain’s behavior in the workplace was inappropriate.

Cain accused the Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign of starting the controversy.

Still, Cain said the issue has helped his campaign raise a lot of money.

Meanwhile, an outside lawyer will review Cain’s relationship with a nonprofit founded by his campaign manager that paid for goods and services for his campaign, the New York Times reports.

Rep. Michele Bachmann was in Iowa pitching her ability to create jobs.

She continued to criticize Cain over the harassment allegations, saying that the next president needs to be someone with a “core of conviction” – coincidentally, the name of her forthcoming book.

Bachmann is pushing her memoir to raise campaign cash.

She’s named her South Carolina staff.

Bachmann is in Iowa today.

A pro-Obama super PAC has launched its third ad in opposition to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

State Sen. Mike Parry will formally launch his campaign for the state’s 1st District congressional seat today. He may have a challenge from former state Rep. Allan Quist.

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