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
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."