The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where we’ve got the latest on who will run for the state Legislature this year, Dayton vetoed the deadly force bill and it’s Super Tuesday.

Around Minnesota

There were lots of reelection decisions on Monday:

After 10 years in the Minnesota Senate, Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, says he’s not seeking reelection.

House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, will run for re-election in House District 38B.

Sen. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, announced today that he’s not running for re-election. The link also includes an up-to-date list of everyone who’s in and everyone who’s out.

Meanwhile, Rep. Kurt Bills, a Republican freshman from Rosemount, says he’s weighing a run for U.S. Senate.

Lawmakers remembered Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, who passed away Friday.

A pair of Republican legislators introduced an alternative to the health exchange being developed by the administration, while two DFL lawmakers introduced legislation that would create a health care insurance exchange with stricter consumer protections, the Pioneer Press reports.

MPR looks at why the Minneapolis City Council’s vote on the stadium matters.

The Star Tribune writes that Minneapolis residents are split on the stadium plan.

Dayton vetoed a bill that would have expanded the use of deadly force in Minnesota.

The Anoka-Hennepin school district settled bullying lawsuits.

The release of a sex offender drew hundreds to a Golden Valley meeting.

In Washington

Lawmakers are touting highway bills as job creators. But they may be overstating their case.

Israel is considering a military strike against Iran, but President Barack Obama is signaling he wants to wait and see if economic sanctions against the country work, the New York Times reports.

Sen. Al Franken talked about his recent trip to Israel with

On the Campaign Trail

It’s Super Tuesday.

Today could be a game-changer in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. At 9 a.m., the Daily Circuit will be talking about how the day will affect the race.

Meanwhile, Politico looks at what’s at stake for each candidate.

Going into the day, Mitt Romney has a 16 percentage point lead over Rick Santorum according to the latest Gallup poll.

A CNN poll shows that Santorum and Romney are tied in Ohio, a critical Super Tuesday state.

Rick Santorum spent Monday campaigning in Ohio.

The GOP candidates are criticizing Obama over his approach to Iran. But the New York Times writes that their policies about how to handle the country don’t differ much from Obama’s

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