From MPR's Tim Nelson...
With the Vikings stadium debate still unresolved at the Capitol, it looks like fans of the team took the opportunity to do a little tailgate lobbying this weekend in Minneapolis.
That's 'Save the Vikes' founder Cory Merrifield at bottom right, with GOP Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch sporting a natty Vikings scarf.
No word on whether they won any points with Koch on behalf of the team.
It looks like the meeting today between Koch, her legislative colleagues and Gov. Mark Dayton, floated by the governor last week isn't happening. Word.is it may happen Friday.
I have more faith in the group that was marching from the Hennepin County Government Center to the metrodome in the Wake for the Middle Class.
It's not every day that I see a state Senate Majority Leader schmoozing with a lobbyist while legislation directly benefitting that lobbyist (providing hundreds of millions of public dollars to a private company so the lobbyist's season tickets are cheaper) is being debated by the state.
Koch should know better than to get herself into situations like this.