The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where, without a third-party candidate, the dynamics of the 6th CD race could shift, Cravaack and Nolan debated and so did the presidential candidates.

Around Minnesota

A new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows support for voter ID has slipped.

The Minnesota Council of Churches said it will formally oppose the ballot question.

Electronic pull-tabs can now be found in more than 35 bars.

Marriage amendment signs were vandalized.

MinnPost reports that legislative candidates don’t see as much passion from those who identify with tea party values as they did a few years ago.

Sen. David Hann has raised concerns about the involvement of a member of the League of Women Voters in his opponent’s campaign, the Eden Prairie News reports.

The Race for Congress

For the first time in years, there’s no third party candidate in the 6th CD, which could change the dynamics of race.

Rep. Chip Cravaack and Rick Nolan tussled over health care and jobs in their third debate.

Yet another round of political ads and mailers were announced Tuesday, with a focus on the 8th CD race.

Rep. Collin Peterson dismissed Minnesota Citizen’s Concerned for Life’s decision to not to endorse him.

The Executive Director of Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund will campaign for 1st CD Republican candidate Allen Quist.

The AP profiles Kurt Bills’ race against Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

The Presidential Race

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated last night.

Facts took a beating during the debate, the Associated Press writes.

The Washington Post Fact Checker also dissected what the candidates said.

Obama was more aggressive this time around.

He’s among the winners of last night’s debate, according to the Washington Post.

The new campaign meme? Binders of women.

Suburban voters are crucial to Romney and Obama’s campaigns. The Star Tribune reports that places like Edina, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie “have become a bellwether of the nation’s shifting political winds.”

The Supreme Court blocked a request to end early voting in Ohio.

In Washington

A year-and-a-half after joining lobbying and legal firm Hogan Lovells, Norm Coleman has his first lobbying client, Legistorm reports: Minnesota-based Medica Health Plans.

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