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Minnesota Gun Owners PAC endorses Emmer, Mills and Swanson

The group says Emmer, while in the Legislature, voted to protect Second Amendment rights. The PAC previously endorsed Mills. The group has also endorsed DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson.

The Minnesota Gun Owners PAC has endorsed Republican Tom Emmer in his 6th District congressional race.

Earlier, the group endorsed Stewart Mills, the GOP candidate trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in the 8th District.

The group has also endorsed DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson in her re-election bid because she signed an amicus brief in a SCOTUS case supporting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

Endorsements in many other races are still being pondered.

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PAC Chairman Mark Okern said Emmer “has demonstrated a commitment to preserving the civil rights of Minnesota’s gun owners and the Second Amendment over many years in public office.”

He notes that, while in the Legislature, Emmer voted to protect Second Amendment rights and voted against what the group calls “anti-gun bills.”

Emmer is seeking the seat in Congress currently held by Michele Bachmann — who’s not running again — and in November faces Democrat Joe Perske, the mayor of Sartell, and Independence Party candidate John Denney.