The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where there’s a fierce battle going on for the state Legislature, Bachmann and Graves debate on the Daily Circuit, and Obama and Christie tour storm damage.

Around Minnesota

There’s a fierce battle for control of the state Legislature.

Bookmark this map: It shows the most important legislative races with commentary from the intrepid Tom Scheck.

Marriage amendment supporters and opponents got some out-of-state money.

The Race for Congress

Rep. Chip Cravaack and Rick Nolan debated for the last time before the election.

The two of them sparred over mining and jobs.

Bill Clinton sent a fundraising plea for Nolan.

Rep. Michele Bachmann and her opponent Jim Graves debate on the Daily Circuit today.

Politico profiles Bachmann’s race.

Hurricane Sandy

Political opponents President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie set their differences aside Wednesday and toured storm damage.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney campaigned quietly in Florida.

He’s facing scrutiny for how he would handle federal disaster assistance.

The Race for President

Obama returns to the campaign trail today, making stops in Wisconsin.

A pro-Romney super PAC plans to spend $1.1 million on ads between now and Election Day throughout Minnesota.

Meanwhile, it appears that Romney has scaled back it’s initial ad buy in the Twin Cities market announced last week.

In the final days of the campaign, Washington Post reporter Dan Balz writes that time trumps spending by the candidates.

Nate Silver looks at what state polls say about the national popular vote.

The candidates see hope for their campaigns in three states, including Minnesota.

Mitt Romney’s criticism of the auto bailout is meant to drive turnout, the Washington Post reports.

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