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Minnesota’s soon-to-be Rep. Emmer hits Washington

Rep.-elect Tom Emmer
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Rep.-elect Tom Emmer

Comments (9)

  1. Submitted by Hiram Foster on 11/13/2014 - 09:39 am.


    Well, at least he isn’t in the legislature anymore, where he was in a position to affect policy and do damage. Congress is a great place for the Tom Emmers of the world.

  2. Submitted by jason myron on 11/13/2014 - 12:23 pm.

    Just another guy that proclaims to hate government

    but yet can’t wait to get back into its safe confines…at 174K a year.

  3. Submitted by Richard O'Neil on 11/13/2014 - 01:06 pm.

    Emmer in DC

    I hope he finds some nice waiters and waitresses in DC who will be willing to discuss tips and their effect on minimum wage threshholds.

  4. Submitted by jody rooney on 11/13/2014 - 01:40 pm.

    It’s not the money it’s the power

    I am so glad I am not in his district. It won’t be long before Emmer becomes the new Bachman.
    It won’t take long for the wise folks in congress to sideline him as fast as the did her.

    • Submitted by Pavel Yankovic on 11/13/2014 - 07:16 pm.

      I’m so glad….

      that a Republican was elected so that the liberals can have another person to be preoccupied with as they were with Michelle Bachman.

  5. Submitted by David Frenkel on 11/13/2014 - 04:09 pm.


    Emmer is like every other freshman congressman, clueless. He will have no power in DC even with his party in power. If he plays his cards right he might replace Bachmann on the House Intelligence committee where he can’t do any damage and do nothing for MN. Living in his office? Not even funny. He will probably end up where most poor by Congressional standards politicians live, sharing an apt with several other poor Congressmen. If Emmer can prove himself to be a top tier conservative he can live in a house near Capital Hill for conservative politicians. Congress is only in session 2 or 3 days a week so you will see plenty of Emmer in MN.
    If you really want to talk to Emmer about something you can find him at MSP or DCA airports hanging out.
    Emmer can find hockey over in VA, a metro ride away although I would suggest he stay away from the beer leagues.

  6. Submitted by Lydia Lucas on 11/14/2014 - 07:53 am.

    Give him the benefit of the doubt

    I’m certainly no fan of Tom Emmer, but the remarks made so far don’t seem very constructive. If he’s making some of the right noises, it seems to me this should be encouraged rather than just snarked about (at least until he starts showing his true colors). Maybe a little positive reinforcement might have a little bit of a positive result.

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