Tom Emmer, the GOP nominee for governor in 2010, is scheduled to emcee an event for Texas Congressman Ron Paul in November. Paul is scheduled to speak at the St. Cloud Civic Center on Nov. 5. A news release from Paul's campaign for president said Emmer and fellow KTLK radio host Bob Davis will emcee the event. Paul is scheduled to give a speech and will participate in what the campaign is saying will be the "celebratory launch" of his Minnesota state operations.
Emmer couldn't be reached to comment on whether his appearance should be considered an endorsement. He's considered a possible candidate for Congress in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District if GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann either wins the GOP nomination for president or decides against making another run for Congress. Bachmann campaigned heavily for Emmer in 2010. He lost his bid for governor to Democrat Mark Dayton.
The shape of Minnesota's 6th Congressional District has yet to be determined. Gov. Dayton and the Legislature are required to come up with a plan to redraw the state's political boundaries. A court appointed panel will draw the lines if the two sides can't reach agreement by Feb. 21.
Glad to see Emmer's participation. Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann may be opponents in the presidential race but the two are friends and allies in congress. Paul's fervent supporters will allow him to go the distance via their phenomenal "money bombs" but if things do not go well for Bachmann and she withdraws to concentrate on her congressional race, I think there's a good chance she would endorse Paul. The big question: would Emmer support her or challenge her?
Ron Paul's momentum continues to gain. If you support him, you must donate to his Oct 19 MoneyBomb at www.ronpaul2012.com Try to double what you gave last time. I plan to.
I love Ron Paul, but Bachmann would be my second choice. I mught even vote for her, but I would rather write in Ron Paul than vote for any other of the Republicans (or Obama). I will not vote for Romney or Perry, and I just don't trust Herman Cain- I think he's more of an insider than most of us imagine. Besides, we can't elect another President without a record!