The Daily Digest (Klobuchar gets DFL backing, GOP pounds Obama over job numbers, Dayton discusses Sartell fire)

Democrats unanimously endorsed DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar for reelection.

MPR says the Senate race is mismatched (for now). AP says she’s fighting the complacency threat.

You can listen to Klobuchar’s speech to delegates here.

DFL delegates are confident Klobuchar and President Obama can win.

Republican Kurt Bills spoke to the Beltrami County GOP.

Under the Dome

The weak U.S. jobs report is a bad sign for Minnesota.

Gov. Dayton met with Verso paper mill officials on Saturday to discuss rebuilding.

The Star Tribune says there is fraud and mismanagement in the federal tutoring program.

Gov. Dayton is leading a trade mission to China later this week.

URS is recommended for Southwest LRT.

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty defends the state’s Medicaid payments.

A report says the state is spending millions on invasive species.


The Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates are criss-crossing the state before Tuesday’s election.

The vote appears to be a microcosm for the national election.


MPR says a bill sponsored by Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen to eliminate a planned tax on medical devices like those made by Medtronic and other Minnesota companies has put Democrats on the state’s congressional delegation in a bind.

AP says the GOP is playing offense on the issue.

The U.S. gained just 69,000 jobs in May – a figure well that was less than half of expectations.

Some lawmakers are looking for a way out as defense cuts get closer.

DFL Rep. Keith Ellison says Democrats are split on Syria.

Race for Legislature

The legislative races take center stage for Democrats.

Race for Congress

Former DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar is set to back Rick Nolan for Congress in Minnesota’s 8th District.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is expected to speak at CPAC in Chicago.

Race for President

President Obama raised $1.8 million during his trip to Minnesota on Friday.

Mr. Obama called for a “veteran job corps” during his Minnesota visit.

Republicans pounded President Obama over the latest jobs numbers.

Mitt Romney selected Mike Leavitt to head his transition team.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, says Obama’s stimulus plan helped his state.

Obama outspends Romney on online political ads.

Obama has a new ad that rips Romney’s Massachusetts record.

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he’s not sending mixed signals on whether he wants to be Romney’s running mate even though he now says he’d be “honored to serve if asked” just months after saying “take my name off the list.”

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