Category: Press Releases

United States Chamber of Commerce Endorses Tom Emmer for Congress

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business federation in the world, has endorsed Tom Emmer for the U.S. House of Representatives as he seeks his third term to represent Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. The Chamber also endorsed Emmer for Congress in 2014 and 2016.

“We’re pleased to endorse Tom Emmer in his re-election bid due to his work over the last three years to advance economic growth, help create jobs, and promote small businesses and fiscal responsibility,” said Rob Engstrom, Senior Vice President/National Political Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Congressman Emmer’s Statement on the 2018 Election Cycle

Otsego, MN – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer announced he is seeking reelection to represent the people of Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House.

“I appreciate the support and encouragement I’ve received over the past few months to run for governor or senator, however, I look forward to continue representing Minnesota common sense and the Midwest values of the people of my district in Congress,” stated Congressman Emmer.

Emmer will be supporting his fellow republicans for federal and statewide offices to continue the momentum of the 2016 election.

“As Deputy Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee [NRCC], I will be working hard to retain the Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives this November.  In Minnesota, we have great Members like Erik Paulsen and Jason Lewis who we need back in Washington.  We also look forward to getting candidates like Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber to join them in the next Congress.  In addition, with both U.S. Senate seats, the Minnesota House, governor and all of the other state constitutional offices on the ballot, 2018 will be an opportunity for republicans to post major electoral gains and turn Minnesota red, ” observed Emmer.

“Under the leadership of Chairman Stivers, the NRCC set a fundraising record for a non-election year with $85 million raised and $44 million on hand. We will use those resources to turn out American voters who support our pro-growth agenda of getting the federal government out of the way,” said Emmer, who was also recently picked to chair the March Dinner, the NRCC’s largest national fundraising event of the year.

Congressman Emmer was first elected to the U.S. House in 2014 and won re-election in 2016 by 31 points.  He is a Member of the Financial Services Committee, and also a Member of the Republican Deputy Whip Team and the House Republican Steering Committee.

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Emmer Endorses Stauber

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2017
Contact: David FitzSimmons
320-282-6078

EMMER ENDORSES STAUBER

Otsego, MN – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement on Pete Stauber, Congressional Candidate for Minnesota’s Eighth District:

“I am proud to endorse Pete Stauber in his campaign to be our next Congressman from Minnesota’s Eighth District. Pete is a born and raised Minnesotan who has dedicated his life to public service and his community. A former police officer, current county commissioner and father of five, Pete truly understands what Northern Minnesota families need and is ready to deliver.

“Pete was recently named one of the NRCC’s ‘On the Radar’ Young Gun candidates, proving he is a formidable opponent capable of winning his campaign. I am honored to support Pete Stauber in his 2018 campaign and look forward to serving with him in Congress on behalf of the great state of Minnesota.”

For more information on the “Young Guns” program of the NRCC (National Republican Campaign Committee) – visit www.gopyoungguns.com

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Congressman Emmer Donates Care Package Items to Active Duty Military

Congressman Emmer Donates Care Package Items to Active Duty Military

Otsego, MN – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) met with Becky Carlson of Saint Cloud to donate items collected for her Troop Care Package Project.  The snacks, activities and personal care items were donated by Republican activists at local conventions during the late winter.

“Our community is fortunate to have someone like Becky willing to serve those who serve all of us,” said Congressman Emmer. “On behalf of all who donated, we’re glad we could contribute in some small way.”

In thanking the Congressman for organizing the collection drive and raising awareness of the demands placed upon deployed military, Carlson said, “you touched a lot of hearts today.”

Becky’s Troop Care Packages is a non-profit organization that sends monthly care packages to troops deployed to foreign nations as part of their service to our country.  She includes a hand written note with every package to express gratitude for their sacrifice and have been sending monthly packages for over 14 years.  In July 2014, Carlson received the “Eleven Who Care” Award from Kare 11.

For more information on Becky’s project, visit www.facebook.com/beckystroopcarepackages

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Emmer Named Deputy Chair of NRCC

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) today announced he has been named to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)’s 2018 leadership team.  Chairman Steve Stivers (OH-15) has tapped Emmer to serve as his NRCC Deputy.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve as Deputy Chair under our new leader, Chairman Steve Stivers,” said Emmer. “Election Day 2016 was a huge success, and I am excited to be part of this team as we work toward an even more victorious 2018! This incredible team of members and I share a commitment to representing all Americans here in Congress, and we will ensure the next class of Republicans do as well.”

“Since joining Congress, Congressman Emmer has spent tireless hours assisting his colleagues, Republican candidates and the party as a whole,” said Chairman Stivers. “Not only did Emmer work to ensure we maintained our Republican seats in Minnesota, but he stepped up to help and lend advice to candidates across the country. Emmer is a true team player who played an integral role in our successful November 8th, and I am looking forward to working with him and the rest of the NRCC leadership team to build on our recent success.”

Over the years Emmer has consistently worked to elect Republican candidates up and down the ticket, both in Minnesota and across the country. For the 2016 election, Emmer was appointed as NRCC Freshman Liaison as well as Deputy to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for the Young Guns program.  Since November, Emmer has helped newly elected members transition into Congress.

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