The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where Dayton supports statewide crime lab accreditation, FEMA wants more flood damage proof, and the GOP race in Minnesota’s 1st heats up.

Around Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton supports legislation that would require crime labs in the state of Minnesota to be accredited.

There’s no sign of a breakthrough in the Crystal Sugar lockout.

FEMA says the state will have to provide compelling new information to appeal the agency’s decision to deny individual assistance to flood victims.

Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, and Rep. Chip Cravaack support the appeal for flood aid.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is seeking a federal disaster declaration for last month’s flooding.

Some Native American tribal leaders want the federal government to regulate online gambling.

The Race for the Minnesota Legislature

The Minnesota Brown blog highlights the DFL primary in Rep. Tom Rukavina’s soon-to-be former House district.

Brandon Anderson’s fundraising plea is getting scrutiny from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the Pioneer Press reports. Anderson is challenging David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm.

In Washington

Republicans are criticizing the Justice Department’s decision to challenge new voter ID laws.

Religious and secular groups decry Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood accusations.

The White House says there will be no new gun laws this election year.

Same-Sex Marriage

Amazon’s founder has pledged $2.5 million to help a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State.

The Race for Congress

The two Republicans competing to challenge DFL Rep. Tim Walz in Minnesota’s First Congressional District are going on the offensive.

Rep. Keith Ellison’s GOP opponent Chris Fields says Ellison is “militantly anti-America.”

The Presidential Campaign

Mitt Romney causes a stir during his trip to Europe.

President Barack Obama is fundraising inside the beltway.

The New York Times reports that Romney fundraisers in London drew a banking crowd.

Tim Pawlenty will be campaigning for Romney in North Carolina this weekend.

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