The Daily Digest: Franken chances; campaign updates

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A judicial panel has dismissed a complaint against State Auditor Rebecca Otto filed by her DFL primary opponent Matt Entenza’s campaign. (MPR News)

A prominent election handicapper has downgraded DFL Sen. Al Franken's chances of re-election. (Sabato's Crystal Ball)

A Democratic super PAC and a labor union plan to spend $150,000 in the next week on TV ads critical of Republican Stewart Mills, who’s challenging DFL Congressman Rick Nolan in the 8th District. (MPR News)

Republican Scott Honour has spent another $500,000 from his personal fortune on his campaign for governor. (MPR News)

The Independence Party’s candidate for governor, Hannah Nicollet, has failed to qualify for the state’s public campaign subsidy. (MPR News)

Gov. Mark Dayton spoke at a pro-Israel rally last night. (Star Tribune)

Rep. Keith Ellison said Minnesota "has capacity" to take in some of the estimated 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the U.S. this year. (MPR News)

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testified before the U.S. Senate Thursday about public support for higher education. (MinnPost)

National Politics

Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan outlined a plan to combat poverty that would largely shift anti-poverty efforts from the federal government to the states. (New York Times)

Ryan's plan is part of a trend of high-profile Republicans seeking to offer a more compassionate policy agenda ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. (Washington Post)

Talks on reconciling House and Senate bills to solve the Department of Veterans' Affair health care crisis have collapsed. (Roll Call)

Teachers' unions are trying to oust several Republican governors this fall. (Politico)

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