Emmer named chairman of Minnesota Faith & Freedom Coalition

Tom Emmer, the Republican candidate who lost the governor’s race in 2010 by about 9,000 votes, is the new state chairman of the Minnesota Faith & Freedom Coalition.

The group says it is:

“… committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens. Together we will influence public policy and enact legislation that strengthens families, promotes time-honored values, protects the dignity of life and marriage, lowers the tax burden on small business and families, and requires government to tighten its belt and live within its means.”

In Minnesota, it’s particularly interested in “educating voters on how new tax increases would impact family budgets as well as the bottom-line of small businesses.”

The group says in the 2010 elections it “was responsible for the most aggressive grassroots strategy of any group in Minnesota and made over 890,000 voter contacts through their GOTV programs focusing on voter turnout in swing districts.”

In that election, Republicans gained control of both the state House and Senate but were unable to elect Emmer, who lost to DFLer Mark Dayton.

Said Emmer in a statement about his new post:

“I’m excited about this opportunity to work with the Minnesota Faith & Freedom Coalition toward building a stronger conservative grassroots movement in Minnesota as we seek to restore America’s greatness and founding principles.”

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 12/09/2011 - 03:41 pm.

    What distinguished law career?

  2. Submitted by William Pappas on 12/12/2011 - 06:21 am.

    Minnesota Faith and Freedom Coalition “strengthens families? One thing you can count on is that they will work for an agenda that is a wish list of corporate America. Wroking to reduce the minimum wage, depress wages through the demonization of unions, reduce benefits for working families and all the middle class by trading them for tax cuts for the rich isn’t exactly “strengthening families”. Groups like this and Minnesota Majority are beginning to look a little rediculous claiming to be supporting family values while actually working hard to destroy the middle class. If they can bring themselves to support Gingerich in the general election their hypocracy will be complete. Let’s check and see if they support laws that protect ordinary citizens from health damaging environmental contamination or if they think that violates their sense of “freedom”. What a joke.

  3. Submitted by Tom Mullikin on 12/12/2011 - 07:19 pm.

    The dictionary defines faith as a point of view not supported by evidence. The same could be said about Emmer’s idea of freedom. These people have found an appropriate leader to front their phony crusades.

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