Lillie defeats DFL incumbent Wasiluk in primary electionby Perry Finelli, Minnesota Public Radio
A DFL state representative who was caught on video tape drinking alcohol in his Capitol office has lost his primary election. Scott Wasiluk of district 55A lost to challenger Leon Lillie, a city council member from North St. Paul. Television cameras caught Wasiluk and three other people drinking in his office on the last day of the legislative session in May. Lillie's win over Wasiluk was the only upset victory over an incumbent state lawmaker in primary elections across the state. Turnout in the election was light. Morning Edition substitute host Perry Finelli spoke with upset winner Leon Lillie.