The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where Democrats are making the government shutdown an election issue, the farm bill is moving in the U.S. Senate and Rep. Tim Walz is well-positioned for another term.

Around Minnesota

Democrats are trying to make last year’s government shutdown a campaign issue.

Lobbyists for the Minnesota Vikings spent $115,000 through May.

In Washington

A group that opposes the health care law has denied DFL Rep. Keith Ellison’s request to reveal its donors.

Nuns are protesting the Republican’s proposed budget cuts.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow says lawmakers have reached an agreement on more than 70 farm bill amendments, according to a press release from her office.

In Europe

After Greece’s vote, Europe still has economic problems the New York Times reports.

The Congressional Race

DFL Rep. Tim Walz is well positioned despite Republican criticism.

The Duluth News Tribune profiles 8th Congressional District hopeful Jeff Anderson.

The Presidential Race

Tim Pawlenty criticized the Obama administration’s new immigration policy.

At a campaign stop in Wisconsin, Mitt Romney predicted he’ll win the state.

Romney is wooing Midwestern voters.

Obama has chosen Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to serve as his foil in mock debate rehearsals.

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