Politics Friday: Republican candidate for governor, Phillip Parrish and former U.S. AG Eric Holder

Phillip Parrish sits for a portrait.
Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Phillip Parrish sits for a portrait inside the Kling Public Media Center in St. Paul, Minn. on Friday, May 11, 2018.
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First up: The race to be Minnesota's next governor is in full swing. Delegates to the state's political conventions will meet in early June—the Republicans in Duluth, the DFLers in Rochester—to endorse a candidate. In advance of those conventions, we're talking with the leading candidates. Today: Republican Phillip Parrish, a Navy reservist, outlines his controversial views on Islam.

We fact-checked some of Parrish's claims on the May 18 edition of Politics Friday. Naaima Khan of the Islamic Resource Group joined the program along with reporter Laura Yuen.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrives on US Military aircraft to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport August 20, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Then: Former President Barack Obama and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder are behind a group called the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which has focused its efforts on the redrawing of political districts after the 2020 Census. The group is getting involved in elections nationwide, including here in Minnesota. Eric Holder joins the program to talk about it.

And finally:MPR reporters Tim Pugmire and Brian Bakst join the program for a look back at a busy week at the Minnesota Capitol.

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