Welcome to the Daily Digest. Minnesota: State Sen. Torrey Westrom, who is running against 7th Congressional  District Rep. Collin Peterson, has been named a ‘contender’ in the NRCC’s Young Guns program. (MPR News) State Sen. Julianne Ortman, who is seeking the GOP endorsement to challenge Sen. Al Franken, says she raised $375,000 in the first Read more

Elbow Lake Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom will be getting additional assistance from Washington in his campaign to wrest the 7th Congressional District seat from long-time Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. Westrom, who was already part of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s ‘Young Guns’ program for promising congressional hopefuls, has been elevated to a ‘Contender.’ Read more