We catch up with Republican candidate for Minnesota Governor Tom Emmer after his debate this morning in Duluth. He poses for a photo saying “cut taxes” instead of “cheese”. He repeats his claim that Minnesota doesn’t face a deficit. He is then asked a question about the proposed Polymet mine in northern Minnesota, which the EPA has rated as the worst environmental risk in the last ten years.
When told about the rating, Emmer looks at the sky in frustration. He calls the EPA and people in DC “arrogant” for thinking northern Minnesotans would destroy the place they live in. “If you like the EPA, then vote for Mark Dayton” says Emmer.