The Daily Digest (Clinton stumps in MN and Duluth, Ryan eats in St. Paul, First 6th CD debate)

Presidential politics may have come and gone in Minnesota on Tuesday.

Former President Bill Clinton made the case for President Obama at two campaign stops in Minnesota.

Meanwhile, Paul Ryan’s plane landed in Minnesota. He then traveled to Hudson, WI for an event and then finished with dinner at O’Gara’s in St. Paul. He made no public comments during his visit to MN.

But it’s unclear whether the campaigns will step foot in Minnesota again. That’s because a KSTP-TV/Survey USA poll shows President Obama with a seven percentage point lead over Mitt Romney. That lead is much wider than the Star Tribune poll which had the Obama up three points.

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign in Superior, WI on Friday.

Sandy is upending the final week of the campaign.

President Obama will visit storm damage in New Jersey with Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Red Cross.

On Tuesday, Romney held a storm relief effort event in Ohio but is refusing to talk about whether he would end FEMA.

Critics also allege that the Ryan budget hits storm aid.

AP says Romney and the GOP are plunging onto to Democratic turf.

Obama is spending on TV ads in Michigan.

GM and Chrysler are criticizing Romney’s latest TV and radio ads.

Former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman is backing away from comments where he said Romney won’t work to overturn Roe vs. Wade. He said he wasn’t speaking for Romney when he made the initial comments to a Jewish group in Ohio.

Voter ID

Both parties sparred over the proposed amendment in a debate.

Outside money pads Voter ID efforts.

Amendment to Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Marriage amendment foes added almost $3 million to their coffers.

Fundraising

In campaign’s final closing push, the DFL has more cash in the bank.

Race for Congress

The candidates in the 8th Congressional District meet in their last debate today.

GOP rep. Michele Bachmann and DFLer Jim Graves clashed in their first debate. The next debate will be on Thursday on MPR’s The Daily Circuit.

Race for U.S. Senate

DFL Rep. Collin Peterson will campaign for Joe Donnelly, the Democrat running for the U.S. Senate.

Finally

Drive safely tonight. There will be lots of little ghosts, goblins, monsters and princesses running around for Halloween. They won’t always be paying attention so you should pay extra attention. Happy Halloween.

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