Skip to comments.Citizens United endorses Ortman in Minnesota
Posted on 04/04/2014 5:41:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
The conservative group Citizens United is endorsing Minnesota state Sen. Julianne Ortman's (R) Senate campaign, bucking establishment Republicans who want businessman Mike McFadden (R) to lock up the nomination against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).
"Julianne Ortman believes in individual liberty, limited government, and the sacred rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution," said Citizens United President David N. Bossie.
Bossie went on to attack the GOP establishment for backing McFadden.
"Minnesotans deserve a clear choice and Julianne Ortman can best articulate that choice because liberal Mike McFadden is just 'Franken-lite.' Unfortunately, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and other Washington establishment fixtures are supporting McFadden as if Minnesotans have already made their decision," he said.
"If Julianne Ortman wins the Republican Party's endorsement at the upcoming convention in May, its imperative that Mike McFadden honor the tradition and rally behind Ortman's candidacy."
McFadden has said he'll stay in through the primary no matter the outcome of the party convention.
McFadden has a huge fundraising advantage over Ortman in the race, but a poll conducted last month for Citizens United found a wide-open primary, with her in the lead.
Franken is favored against his opponents in the fall.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
As usual, it’s a two-front battle for conservatives—against the Republican party leadership in the primary and then against the Dims in the general.
And how are people supposed to know that? Go to her website and there is nothing there on her stand on the issues.
McFadden looks the part and has the money but he’s not a true conservative. He’s so unsure of his own views that he avoids debates with members of his own party. He wouldn’t do well against a glib Al Franken in a public debate.
This is why Republicans cannot win elections in blue states. Mike McFadden is definitely not a liberal. I have heard Julianne Ortmann speak, and she seems like a nice candidate with good views, but with little drive to unleash a campaign against Al Franken and his machine.
Mike McFadden, OTOH, does have good momentum, and also good funding behind him. He seems to have a lot of energy too.
We also have Chris Dahlberg from Duluth on the GOP ballot. He is a Republican in a DFL district. He appeals to the Reagan DFLers in NE Minnesota.
We can win this seat, but not if Julianne’s backers begin to distort her competitors’ viewpoints. Division will always favor Democrats. This makes me want to back McFadden for sure, whereas before I was on the fence.