The Daily Digest (Bachmann to back Romney? A profile of Bob Cummins, Klobuchar has $4.6 m in the bank)

Mitt Romney will make a campaign stop in Minnesota today. He won the Florida primary yesterday. He also picked up Secret Service protection.

The Boston Globe reports this morning that Romney is in talks with Michele Bachmann about having Bachmann back Romney’s campaign.

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann ended her presidential campaign $447k in debt.

Tim Pawlenty’s campaign is also reporting debt. Romney helped dig Pawlenty out of the hole though.

Newt Gingrich says it’s a 2-person race.

President Obama raised $68 million in the 4th quarter of 2011.

Romney has $20 million in the bank.

Fundraising race

MPR has a profile of Bob Cummins, who is among the largest donors to Minnesota Republicans and conservative causes.

DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised $1 million for the quarter. She has $4.6 million in the bank. Here are the fundraising figures for the congressional races.

The groups supporting an effort to ban same-sex marriage raised $830,000 in 2011.

Florida Congressman Allen West will headline the Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan dinner.

Leading Republican groups raised four times the amount of the Democratic counterparts nationally.

The super PAC American Crossroads raised $51 million.

Under the Dome

Lawmakers are taking a break after today.

A House committee approved a bill that would limit how unions can collect dues on child care assistance funds.

A GOP lawmaker says the governor must wait for the legislature to act on a health insurance exchange.

A battle to end teacher seniority in Minnesota begins.

A Minnesota Senate panel OKs a business property tax bill.

Campaign finance officials dismissed a complaint against GOP Sen. David Thompson.

Some Democrats are pushing for tougher reforms of the Minnesota Legislature.

The Health Department begins destroying newborn blood samples.

Vikings Stadium

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says he has concerns about the stadium funding for the Target Center renovation.


The federal budget deficit dipped to $1.1 trillion.

An Intelligence Chief says Iran is willing to strike the U.S.

Democrats say a House Committee has found no evidence that top officials were behind a botched gun probe.

Susan G. Komen drops funding for Planned Parenthood.

  • Jamie

    //”Leading Republican groups raised four times the amount of the Democratic counterparts nationally.”//

    And yet the news media continue to report on the subject as though both sides are equally bad. Like when there’s a mention of the Citizens United case, they’ll say “…the case in which it was decided that unions and corporations have the same rights as people…” or something like that. As if they’re the same kinds of organizations (it could be argued that unions SHOULD have the same rights since they exist to advocate for people/workers) and as if they have the same kinds of trillions of profit dollars with which to BUY ELECTIONS. And that is just what the likes of the Koch brothers, American Crossroads, half the big corporations in the country, and that Cummins guy and his various businesses are doing now.

    Nice, glowing, positive article about Cummins, buy the way, MPR (that was sarcasm, in case you couldn’t tell).

  • jonerik

    Has the Daily Digest gone dark? or just on vacation?