Conservatives active in the Carver County Republican Party have registered the Carver Conservative PAC. according to a July 14, 2014 filing at the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
An unsuccessful 2012 Carver County Commissioner candidate who's making a reprise bid in 2014, Frank Long of Watertown is the committee's chair. Commissioner Tim Lynch defeated Long in 2012 by 5,979
to 3,414 votes, according to the Sun Patriot.
Long is also a former Carver County Republican chair and current exectuive board member. a frequent letter to the editor writer, Long frets about "leftists" who he compares to Nazis in a letter published in the Chaska Herald in April:
Big Brother is coming to life through leftist ideology and the gay agenda. No longer are we to debate and disagree on societal and moral issues, the thought and speech police will attack you for diversity of thought.
Nazi fascism was a leftist moment and the parallels to these tactics should be startling. Unfortunately, it takes courage to speak up, and like Mozilla, most are afraid of being vilified and targeted by those who worship at the altar of political correctness and multiculturalism.
If we don't fight this type of anti-American trend, we will watch the destruction of the First Amendment, what our founders believed was the most important of our rights. This destruction is being perpetuated, oddly enough, by the media, seemingly the most intimidated of all, afraid to confront or expose this vocal minority. . .
Apparently, he's also a Bob Frey supporter. As the shot screen from the now defunct Bob Frey for 47A Facebook page posted about indicates, he helded a meet-and-greet for Frey and his home in Watertown.
He also distributed a pro-Frey and anti-Nash piece at the House District 47A endorsing convention; a Nash supporter tweeted a photo of the piece:
Carver Conservative PAC treasurer Steve Nielsen was elected as Carver County Republican chair after former chair Paul Zunker resigned after being charged with criminal sexual misconduct with a minor, the City Pages reported in 2011.
Is the political action committee being set up to funnel money into the primary battle between Norwood-Young America creationist and businessman Bob Frey and Second Amendment defender and Waconia mayor Jim Nash?
A source in the district tells Bluestem that some conservative activists in the district had asserted that the committee was set up to assist endorsed Republicans in Carver County and that primary fund-raising mechanism for the new PAC was Ernie' Leidiger's annual hog roast in June.
Bluestem will have more as the story develops.
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