In MN House district 2B DFL endorsed David Sobieski is trying to unseat the single term tea party Republican Steve Green. Green is proud of his record of 'no' votes, in spite of the urging of many of his constituents to support vitally needed projects in the District, according to a Bluestem source.
During a candidate forum held in Fosston MN on Monday and broadcast live over KKCQ radio in Fosston, Representative Green made the following remarks:
I know that people like to talk about the 2nd amendment rights like, like it’s your privilege to hunt.
Well, I got news for you, it’s not about hunting. It’s about protecting your family. It’s about protecting your country. It’s about being able to defend yourself. We have borders now on our southern borders in this country that are wide open. We don’t know who’s coming across. We’ve had our first beheading in the United States from radical Muslims. And, and this stuff is coming at us.
According to some of the news reports I’ve heard, these people now, have, have said straight out that they’re going to infect their own soldiers with Ebola and get them to cross the southern border. They’ve also said that when they get here they’re gonna hunt down and kill all the family members of the soldiers that are fighting overseas. We need our 2nd Amendment rights.
And we need a government that’s willing to stand up and defend this country. It’s one of its main purposes. It’s not; it’s not to give you a house. I hate to tell you that. It’s to defend you. It’s to get infrastructure in. And we’re failing in, the government is failing in the very places it’s supposed to be succeeding and it’s succeeding and growing bigger in areas that it has no business in.”
Here's the audio via a Bluestem Youtube:
As the reader who sent Bluestem the audio clip notes:
This was part of Green's closing statement at the forum Monday night . . . . I was astounded when I heard it, especially since he managed to combine gun rights, immigration, terrorism and Ebola into one gigantic steaming pile of fear mongering.
Read more about the foruman an earlier forum the Park Rapids Enterprise.
According to a report by Catherine Richert Wednesday on Minnesota Public Radio, DC group plays offense in 3 MN House districts:
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee has named three Minnesota House races to its watch list.
Those races are among 69 the group, which works to elect Democrats to state legislatures, believes have the best chance of flipping from red to blue.
Targeted Minnesota races include:
- Minnesota House District 01B – Democrat Eric Bergeson is challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Debra Kiel of Crookston.
- Minnesota House District 2B – Democrat Dave Sobieski is challenging Republican Rep. Steve Green of Fosston
- Minnesota House District 14A – Democrat Dan Wolgamott is challenging Republican Rep. Tama Theis of St. Cloud.
Kiel and Green won their races in 2012 by less than 4 percentage points. . . .
Screenshot: Steve Green in a 2012 debate.
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