Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rich Stanek and author of 'Democracy Under Fire' Lawrence Jacobs

A man stands in front of the Minnesota State Capitol building.
Rich Stanek, former Hennepin County Sheriff and candidate for governor.
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This week, Politics Friday continued our conversations with Republican candidates for Minnesota governor.

Rich Stanek, former Hennepin County sheriff, joined Mike Mulcahy to talk about what sets him apart in the campaign for the GOP endorsement.

Plus, have historical forces in America’s electoral system widened political inequity and rewarded political polarization? Lawrence R. Jacobs, Director of the Center for Politics & Governance at the University of Minnesota joined us to discuss his new book, “Democracy Under Fire: Donald Trump and the Breaking of American History.”

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Lawrence R. Jacobs has written a new book, "Democracy Under Fire: Donald Trump and the Breaking of American History."
Courtesy of author.

Guests:

  • Rich Stanek, former Hennepin County Sheriff and candidate for governor

  • Lawrence R. Jacobs, Director of the Center for Politics & Governance at the University of Minnesota

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