Well, this sure has shaped up to be a busy show today. As per usual, The Closer will be on from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Central Time.
Right at 1:00, the show's official political wonk, Matt Mackowiak, will be checking in. Matt is a personal friend of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), so I'll get his perspective on Cruz's recent exploits on the US Senate floor, where he spent 21 straight hours speaking out against funding Obamacare. Matt is also Executive Director of the national super PAC Fight For Tomorrow, which is now focused on electing Ken Cuccinelli as the next Virginia governor. Since he was present for the last Wednesday's gubernatorial debate between Cuccinelli and his Democrat opponent, long time Clinton-ista Terry McAuliffe, Matt will fill us in on the latest with that campaign.
At 2:00, MN state senator Michelle Benson will be join me via phone. Senator Benson is part of the Legislative Oversight Committee who this past week drafted a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton. The essence of said letter was to express concern over the lack of transparency surrounding the state's health insurance exchange MNSure.
Then at 2:15, I will be joined by three individuals affiliated with the 2013 Twin Cities Congenital Heart Walk. Dr. Jamie Lohr (pediatric cardiologist and co-chairwoman of the walk), Nick Zerwas (currently a MN state rep from Elk River and someone who was born with a congenital heart defect) and Tom Grady (lifelong survivor of congenial heart disease) will all join me in studio to discuss the October 12 event as well as share personal anecdotes.
So please give me a call at (651) 289-4488 if you'd like to discuss any of the topics I plan on addressing. You can also text comments/questions to (651) 243-0390.
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