Tom Emmer returns to the MinnRoast stage as sitting congressman

MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Tom Horner and Tom Emmer performing a skit during MinnRoast 2012.

In 2012, Tom Emmer joined fellow 2010 gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner for a few laughs on the MinnRoast stage. He also made a cameo in former State Sen. Amy Koch’s selfie last year (below). We’re proud to announce the return of Emmer as a first-term congressman to the stage of the Historic State Theatre on April 24. (This is the first MinnRoast to feature sitting members of the U.S. House of Representatives — thank you Tom Emmer and Keith Ellison!)

Tom Emmer was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2005 until 2011 and, in 2014, was elected to succeed Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District.

MinnRoast 2015 is our eighth annual song-and-skit variety show featuring your favorite local politicians, journalists and media types. All proceeds support MinnPost, your online source for local, high-quality, independent news coverage for Minnesota. MinnPost members who donate $10 per month or $120 per year (or more) are eligible for a 25% ticket discount on show-only MinnRoast tickets at the $16, $44, or $84 levels. Please contact membership coordinator Ashleigh at or (612) 455-6954 for details and the discount code.

Joining Emmer will be past performers Sen. Al Franken, Mayor Betsy Hodges, Lee Lynch and vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. Joining the MinnRoast cast for the first time will be Ellison, dj Barb Abney, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and vocalist Maria Jette. You can find more information about the event and special guests here.

Former state Sen. Amy Koch's selfie from MinnRoast 2014
Photo by Amy Koch
Former state Sen. Amy Koch’s selfie from MinnRoast 2014 featured Emmer, Koch, current Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, then-Speaker Paul Thissen, Franni Franken and Mayor Betsy Hodges.

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