This might be slightly more interesting in the wake of the Keith Olbermann campaign-contribution flap, but WCCO Radio’s Michele Tafoya scored the first post-election, one-on-one interview with the GOP gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer today at 4:35 p.m.
Tafoya gave $120 to Emmer’s campaign this summer, and also solicited other WCCO employees to give.
Of course, politicians often pick friendlies for first interviews, and unlike MSNBC, WCCO Radio does not prohibit hosts from making political donations.
Still, with a recount looming and Emmer’s willingness to go the distance the big question, Capitol correspondents have eagerly sought one-on-ones with the recently reclusive candidate. I’m guessing checkbook journalism might look a wee bit more tempting to some of them right now.
[Hat tip: Blois Olson.]