At the Capitol
Gov. Mark Dayton blasted a Republican counter offer to his stadium plan, calling the move “gamesmanship.”
Here’s are some other things he said about the plan.
Republicans are split over the new financing plan.
The GOP has pledged $250 million in state funds for the new stadium plan. That’s $148 million short of the state’s contribution for the fixed-roof proposal supported by Dayton.
Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem said the GOP is considering outside funding to pay for the stadium roof.
The Star Tribune reports that the House has exceeded its per diem budget.
MPR looks at Ron Paul’s influence on the U.S. Senate race.
According to the Star Tribune, “A T. Boone Pickens-backed wind energy company is suing several Goodhue County landowners who backed out of leases for a proposed wind farm near Red Wing.”
Medtronic will lay off 220 workers at its Mounds View facility.
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng now says he wants to leave China.
The French presidential candidates debated.
The New York Times writes that Obama is walking a fine line between “hawk and dove” on national security issues in the lead up to the general election.
On the Presidential Campaign Trail
Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign.
He’s leaving with a lot of debt, Fox News reports.
Michele Bachmann will endorse Mitt Romney today.
The PoliGraph checked one of Romney’s claims about Obama and America’s youth and found it to be misleading.
Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney PAC, is airing this ad in 9 states and will spend $4.3 million on the effort.
When Restore Our Future ran the ad earlier this year, campaign finance watchdogs said the group had violated campaign finance laws because Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign ran the same ad.
The battle of ads between Obama and Romney’s supporters has begun.
A new Obama ad accuses Romney of sending jobs overseas.
On Politico’s website: coordination rules between candidates and outside spending groups are “a one-way street.”