Monday, June 3, 2013

Will MN CD6 Go from Tea Party to ALEC?

Direct association and confirm-able affiliations with the extremist, pro-corporate, right-wing, ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council should ALWAYS be a campaign issue.

From Talking Points Memo this afternoon:
Tom Emmer, the 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, has an event planned Wednesday where he is expected to announce his candidacy for the House seat that will be vacated by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), according to the Associated Press. The event is scheduled to be held in Emmer's hometown of Delano, Minn.

For Immediate Release: Contact: Jorge Amselle
February 24, 2010 (202) 742-8536 or
1101 Vermont Ave. N.W. 11th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005  
(202) 466-3800  f: (202) 466-3801
State Legislators To President Obama:
We Won’t Wait for Our Health Summit Invitation

The letter commends the president for his efforts at bipartisanship but also says “we think you’re missing a critical element in this discussion—the ideas of thousands of state legislators.” The signers are the sponsors of the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, model legislation by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation’s largest nonpartisan individual membership association of state legislators. 
In the letter to President Obama
Linda Upmeyer
Representative Linda Upmeyer
Minority Whip, Iowa House District 12
Chair, ALEC’s HHS Task Force
We are the sponsors of the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act, an initiative by 36 states to protect our patients’ rights to pay directly for medical care, and to prohibit the government from fining our citizens for failing to purchase government-approved health insurance.
On page one
Column one
13th name
of the signatories
Representative Tom Emmer
Minnesota House District 19B

And here he is pushing the American Legislative Exchange Council, Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act - that he was a documented "sponsor" of.

So he’ll probably take over for Michele Bachmann in trying to repeal Obamacares.
And he’s a Tenther.

Per Tom Emmer at minute 2:30
Our founders created a republic because they understood the concentration of power in any one person or any one entity was a BAD THING

And here is an article from the STrib about him going to an ALEC meeting planning on paying between $295 to $695 depending on affiliation
Funny how he pulled those numbers out of the hat – because that year for the ALEC Annual Meeting
     SINGLE DAY rate was
     $295. for an ALEC member
     $695  for a non-ALEC private sector member
Must be nice to go to NOLA for one day - - - - - 

Wonder why he thought he could in as an ALEC member.
Well – here’s the story from the STrib
Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer spends a lot of time criticizing the media on his conservative talk-radio show.

But earlier this month, the former legislator eagerly joined the ranks of the working press to get out of paying admission at the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council annual meeting.

Emmer said Thursday he went down to the conference in New Orleans intending to pay the admission price, which ranges from $295 to $695 depending on affiliation.

Then he walked over to the table where journalists are credentialed and had an idea. He said he told them he was a radio show host for a station owned by Clear Channel Communications and asked if that qualified him for a press credential.
Will the Minnesota sixth district go from crazy Michele to ALEC-er and corporatist Tom?

STill laughing about this - This site has a poor reputation based on user ratings.
Yes it does.

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