The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest where it’s deadline day for the Vikings stadium proposals, Minnesota’s housing market is looking up, and Romney is readying for more attacks in South Carolina.

Around Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton pitched his job proposal.

Proposals for the Vikings stadium are due today. Ramsey County says it is still working on a proposal.

Shakopee made a last minute bid.

Dayton says he’s open to the Shakopee plan.

MPR has an FAQ on the stadium.

A government watchdog group filed a FEC complaint against the Minnesota GOP.

An advisory panel sent a Capitol renovation proposal to the Legislature.

The state’s real estate market has improved, but isn’t roaring back to life.

There were fewer foreclosures here last year.

Rep. Tim Walz was in his district talking energy and government spending, the Post-Bulletin writes.

Rep. Keith Ellison was named one of the nation’s top 20 progressives by the New Statesman.

On the Campaign Trail

All eyes are now on South Carolina, where the next primary takes place on Jan. 21.

Unlike Iowa and New Hampshire, South Carolina has been severely hit by the recession, the New York Times reports.

Frontrunner Mitt Romney’s rivals are going after him, and that’s good news for Democrats.

Romney has a lot of cash going into South Carolina, but he says it will be an uphill battle there nevertheless.

Here’s a look at the 30-minute video a pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC has put online. Parts of it will air as ads in South Carolina.

Herman Cain will not endorse any of the candidates.

Tim Pawlenty says that Romney’s rivals are the junior varsity team.

Another well-known conservative may announce they’re running for president, Politico reports.

What We’re Looking Forward To This Weekend

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  • Ralph Crammedin

    Tim Pawlenty says that Romney’s rivals are the junior varsity team.

    True, but the candidates he’s trash-talking now kicked Pawlenty’s butt when he was still in the game. So, where does that leave Timid Tim in the political pecking order?