Freedom and Prosperity spreads (in political tour-world)
June 23, 2010 — 6:39pm
GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer adopted the Freedom and Prosperity moniker for his travels around the state. Now the rest of the Republican ticket is picking up the name.
The Minnesota Republican Party Wednesday announced its statewide candidates, including Emmer, will spend part of next week barnstorming around together in a "three day statewide Freedom & Prosperity bus tour."
Here are their stops:
June 30 Red Wing Winona Rochester Owatonna Mankato New Ulm Hutchinson
July 1st Willmar Alexandria Fergus Falls Moorhead Fertile Bagley Bemidji
Friday, July 2nd Grand Rapids Brainerd Little Falls St. Cloud Elk River Minnetonka
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.