The Daily Digest: fundraising race

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Minnesota:

When it comes to campaign cash, Scott Honour leads a pack of four GOP candidates seeking to unseat Gov. Mark Dayton in the general election, but Dayton has lots of cash on hand. (MPR News)

The Minnesota DFL has outraised the Republican Party of Minnesota, but GOP party chair Keith Downey says he isn’t worried. (MPR News)

A new twist in the debate over the release of a person in the state sex offender program has the attorney general’s office alleging a cover up. (Star Tribune)

Americans for Prosperity-Minnesota is spending about $100,000 on radio ads targeting Dayton’s tax and health care policies. (MPR News)

A new poll has Dayton and Sen. Al Franken with wide leads over their potential opponents. (MPR News)

MNsure has another problem. (Star Tribune)

A merger between Medtronic and Ireland-based Covidien has reopened a debate over the tax code. (MPR News)

Washington:

Meanwhile, the merger is raising eyebrows in Washington. (MPR News)

The U.S. caught a man who is the chief suspect in the 2012 Benghazi attack. (MPR News)

The National Republican Congressional Committee is including Minnesota’s 7th and 8th congressional districts in a $30 million ad buy. (Roll Call)

  • kevins

    Why the NRCC would spend money in the 7th is beyond me. They might have more to lose if Mr. Peterson is not reelected.