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

Gathering donations from as far away as Singapore, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott Honour is leading the fundraising race among the five candidates vying to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. Campaign finance reports filed yesterday by Honour, Jeff Johnson, Sen. Dave Thompson of Lakeville, Rep. Kurt Zellers of Maple Grove and Marty Seifert offer the Read more

Welcome to the Daily Digest. Minnesota: Gov. Mark Dayton signed a minimum wage increase. (MPR News) Candidates, parties and interest groups file their first quarter fundraising numbers today. Stay tuned. Already, Gov. Dayton announced that he has raised $189,000 since the start of the year. (MPR News) A coalition of DFL donors that back him Read more