The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where it’s the last day for candidates to file, expect a poll on the marriage amendment today and Wisconsin voters head to the polls.

Around Minnesota

Rep. Connie Doepke, R-Orono, will run in the primary election against the GOP-endorsed candidate in Senate District 33.

Rep. Roger Crawford, R-Mora, will not seek re-election.

Minnesota Management and Budget released its end-of-session General Fund estimates.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community will subsidize Canterbury Park’s purses in exchange for the track dropping its bid for slot machines and opposing racino legislation.

The maximum duration of extended unemployment benefits will drop later this month.

A provision in the Vikings stadium deal having to do with professional soccer worries the Minnesota Stars.

The Congressional Campaign

GOP Rep. Kurt Bills, who is running for Senate, will campaign in Rochester.

He will be attending congressional candidate Tony Hernandez’s Fiesta Fundraiser today.

Today is the last day for candidates to file with the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Rep. Michele Bachmann filed for office Monday.

So did Bachmann’s 2010 opponent, Tarryl Clark. She’s now running in the 8th Congressional District.

Rick Nolan, who has the DFL endorsement to run against Rep. Chip Cravaack in the 8th, was endorsed by former congressman Jim Oberstar.

Marriage Amendment

Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm in North Carolina, is expected to release a new poll on the Minnesota marriage amendment today.

In Washington

Reuters writes that the looming Supreme Court decision on the new health care law has those with pre-existing conditions worried.

Wisconsin Recall

Gov. Scott Walker faces a recall challenge from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett today.

The WaPo’s Fix looks at potential, surprising outcomes of the race.

The Republican Party of Minnesota has mobilized volunteers to support Walker.

The DFL is sending volunteers to Wisconsin today to help oppose Walker, per DFL chair Ken Martin’s Twitter account.

Rep. Kurt Bills was in Hudson, WI, making calls for Walker.

Here’s a pic from Tom Scheck.

The Presidential Campaign

A new Obama for America video featuring campaign manager Jim Messina pegs Minnesota as a “Leans Democratic” state – not a sure thing. Wisconsin and Iowa are toss-ups.

Bill Clinton supports Obama at New York fundraisers.

A new Gallup poll shows that middle-income earners lean toward Mitt Romney.

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