[audio href="http://minnesota.publicradio.org/www_publicradio/tools/media_player/popup.php?name=minnesota/general/features/2012/01/18/conflict_20120118_64&starttime=0:4:12&endtime=" title="Steve Sviggum talks with Cathy Wurzer on Morning Edition"]Insert caption here[/audio]Here's what University of Minnesota regent Steve Sviggum told Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer about how he'd react if the Board of Regents finds a potential conflict of interest between his regent's position and new job as Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus spokesman.
(And he sounded pretty adamant):
Wurzer: If the board comes back and says look Mr. Speaker, we think this a problem, you'll step down.
Wurzer: From the board.
Wurzer: So if they say this is a problem, you will not step down.
Sviggum: I don't intend to, Cathy. Again, you're talking about a hypothetical situation.
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