Jay Weiner Breaks Down Minnesota Governors Recount

The UpTake's Jacob Wheeler interviews MinnPosts' Jay Weiner

MinnPost scribe, and author of the book “This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won the Minnesota Senate Recount”, Jay Weiner spoke to The UpTake today about the looming 2010 Minnesota gubernatorial recount between Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer. Weiner addressed the similarities, and differences, between this recount and the 2008 Franken-Coleman recount, possible GOP strategies in the days and weeks ahead, and how Franken has fared as a U.S. Senator.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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