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At Issue - June 15: Green Line Debate; Drama in the State Auditor Race

Updated: 06/16/2014 10:47 AM
Created: 06/16/2014 9:39 AM KSTP.com
By: Tom Hauser

In this week's edition of At Issue with Tom Hauser:

Cantor Upset in Primary

In a shocking upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost a Virginia primary to David Brat. Political experts say this is evidence that the Tea Party still has influence.

State Auditor Race

In state auditor race drama, Matt Entenza filed a complaint against his competitor, current State Auditor Rebecca Otto, saying she violated fair campaign practices. On her Facebook page, Otto denied voting on a voter ID issue 2003, saying it was not around back then. However, in 2003 she did vote on the issue while a member in the House. In a statement, DFL Chairman Ken Martin pointed out that Entenza also voted on the issue.

Senate Office Building

This summer, construction of a $90 million Senate office building will begin. Republicans will try to make it a campaign issue. According to a KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, 68 percent of Minnesotans disapprove of the new office building.

Don Betzold, a former state senator, and Andy Brehm, a Republican attorney, sit down with Tom Hauser to talk about the new State Capitol building.

Face-Off

In Face-Off, Annette Meeks, for Freedom Foundation of Minnesota and Carrie Lucking for Alliance for a Better Minnesota talk about the Green Line light rail and its functionality in Minnesota in the years to come.


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