The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where a court rejected a state campaign finance disclosure law, Clinton roused delegates at the DNC, and Obama is having troubling picking up blue-collar votes.

Around Minnesota

Eleven senators and their chief spokesman have been fined by the Office of Administrative Hearings for passing out fliers at precinct caucuses that constitute campaign literature but were paid for public money.

A federal appeals court ruled that the state’s campaign finance disclosure requirements for corporations are “most likely unconstitutional.”

The daughter of a state Senate House candidate in Duluth said her father abandoned her when she was two.

Minnesota for Marriage, a group that supports a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman, has put down money on it’s first TV ad buy.

Children are at the heart of the marriage debate, say those on both sides of the issue.

Electronic pulltab gambling debuts soon.

Conservative columnist George Will will speak at the Minnesota Business Partnership’s annual dinner on Oct. 11.

The Race for Congress

DL-Online profiles Lee Byberg who is running against 7th Congressional District DFL Rep. Collin Peterson.

First Congressional District contender Allen Quist says the proposed Farm Bill invests too much in food stamps, the Mankato Free Press reports.


President Barack Obama addresses the DNC tonight.

Bill Clinton gave a rousing – and long – speech that focused on Obama’s accomplishments. Obama joined Clinton on the stage after the speech.

The Associated Press said some of Clinton’s claims were factually challenged.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is raising her national profile at the DNC.

At the DNC, Klobuchar also said that the Senate can act on a bipartisan energy bill, The Hill reports.

Last night, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren also spoke. The New York Times says the she and Clinton come from different ends of the liberal spectrum.

The Presidential Campaign

Obama is having trouble picking up votes among blue collar workers.

Rahm Emanuel will fundraise for Priorities USA Action, a pro-Obama super PAC.

The New York Times looks at claims about the middle class tax cut.

Mitt Romney is in Vermont for debate prep.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan supports prayer in school.

  • Ben

    That Duluth race is a state house race, not state senate, and “ulltabs” are not “pulltabs”. Come on guys, I’m a sustaining member so that you guys can afford to proofread!;)

  • Catharine Richert

    Yikes! Not enough coffee when I wrote this. It’s been fixed.