The Daily Digest (Walker wins Wisconsin, Filing period closes, Dayton won’t appeal child care ruling)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defeated efforts to recall him.

Republicans say the election means Republicans will defeat President Obama in November. Democrats say polling shows those voting in last night’s election support Obama by a wider margin.

Politico says Big Labor is the Big Loser.

AP says MItt Romney is facing new scrutiny over his (non) military record.

Economy

AP says there are few options left for President Obama on the economy.

The CBO says the federal debt will exceed 70 percent of economic output.

The Federal Reserve faces political heat in weighing more economic stimulus.

Spain is pleading for help in the European crisis.

Greece warns of going broke as the country’s taxes dry up.

2012

The filing period has closed in Minnesota. The active primary season is ahead.

Sen. Ray Vandeveer, R-Forest Lake, announced he’s reversing his decision and will not run for reelection. Vandeveer said his health was a major factor in his decision. He’s had Parkinson’s Disease since 2000.

Rep. Steve Smith, R-Mound, says he’s running in the primary.

MPR says more than a dozen former lawmakers will attempt comebacks this year.

GOP Sen. David Hann and GOP Sen. Michelle Fischbach are leading the Senate Republicans political efforts.

GOP state Rep. Mary Franson filed a restraining order against her former boyfriend, McLeod County GOP Chair Eric Harpel.

Same-sex Marriage Amendment

MPR says the marriage amendment motivates voters on both sides.

Public Policy Polling says more Minnesotans oppose the proposed amendment.

Under the Dome

Gov. Dayton says he won’t challenge a child care ruling.

Minnesota’s economic growth is so-so.

The Minnesota National Guard says no records support a claim by an “America’s Got Talent” singer. The singer claimed that he was injured during combat.

A lawsuit alleges the MPCA failed to enforce a standard.

Congress

Al Qaeda’s number two leader was killed in an air strike.

The Senate GOP blocks Democrats’ equal pay bill.

Race for Congress

MPR interviews Republican Chris Fields. He’s challenging DFL Rep. Keith Ellison.

AP says Democrat Tarryl Clark makes the most of her challenge in the 8th District run.

Race for Senate

Republican Kurt Bills will visit Redwood Falls on Friday.

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