On this edition of Politics Friday, host Mike Mulcahy sits down with newly elected Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent. Sen. Kent defeated longtime leader Sen. Tom Bakk to become the first woman to lead the caucus. She joins the program to talk about her new role and what it means for the upcoming legislative session.
Then we speak with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler on the DFL's push to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota. Later in the hour, we check in with MPR News reporter Mark Zdechlik and two experts on the presidential race ahead of next week's New Hampshire primary.