The success of GOP candidates in Tuesday’s election could have a major impact on the NFL, and not just from the standpoint of washing out of the U.S. House of Representatives folks who would be inclined to pressure the NFL about matters like concussions, steroids, and labor issues.
In Minnesota, Republicans have seized control of the Legislature for the first time in 38 years.
Generally speaking, Republicans favor limited government and low taxes. One of the ways to keep taxes low is to avoid undertaking significant spending programs that in the view of some constitute a handout for private enterprise.
“The two biggest issues obviously were the economy and our state
budget,” Republican Sen.-elect Roger Chamberlain told the Duluth News Tribune. “The state budget
here is simply busted, and people understood that.”
If balancing the budget will be job No. 1, finding ways to provide money to build a football stadium for the Vikings will represent a lower priority, which could mean that the Vikings will enter the final year of their Metrodome lease with no arrangements for a new home.
With multiple projects in L.A. unfolding and London now on the map to get a team, the Vikings will migrate to the top of the to-move list if they don’t get a new stadium in Minnesota.