Welcome to your Friday edition of The Daily Digest.

State lawmakers are emerging from their post-session hibernation to declare their candidacy for statewide offices. We have another DFLer in the race to succeed Mark Ritchie as Minnesota secretary of state. And a Republican appears to be signaling that he wants to take on Gov. Mark Dayton.

And in Washington, there is no happy medium. The farm bill was sunk by opposition from both Democrats and Republicans. Read more