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Talking points: Dicey political landscape over Vikes stadium

Larry Jacobs weighs in on the nearing stadium vote.

"It is a very big gamble on the part of Speaker Zellers but I also think it is a sign of the politics with the Republican Party," Jacobs said. "Speaker Zellers may be thinking forward to the next statewide election and wondering whether a vote for the Vikings would be kind of a like a bailout of the banks, which is bad news, so there is a lot of politics going on within the Republican party that is helping tie the Speaker and other Republicans in knots."

CBS-TV
May 6, 2012

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