Brett Farve could probably get elected governor based on Monday night’s performance, but House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher told MPR Monday that the state’s budget problems will likely sack all the early new-stadium talk.
Kelliher was asked about the stadium chances after Gov. Tim Pawlenty said it’s important to keep the Vikings in town and Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth of Cedar proposed a slot machine plan to pay for a new stadium.
Kelliher, who’s also a candidate for governor, says everyone wants the Vikings to do well on the field. But she doesn’t think the state can do much about a stadium with a major budget deficit on the way.
“I think it probably has a very difficult time getting traction, Kelliher said. “It’s kind of like a truck on bare ice at this point.”