Antigay Pol Announces Run for Bachmann's Seat

Tom Emmer has views as staunchly anti-LGBT as Michele Bachmann's.

BY Trudy Ring

June 07 2013 10:39 PM ET

Tom Emmer

Rep. Michele Bachmann is leaving Congress, but she may be replaced by someone equally antigay.

The first Republican to announce he’ll seek the seat she’s vacating in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul is Tom Emmer, a former state representative and failed gubernatorial candidate with some virulently antigay views.

Emmer last month wrote an op-ed for a right-wing website in which he claimed Minnesota’s marriage equality law amounted to discrimination against those who disagree with it. He also has been connected with a homophobic ministry. And when he ran for governor in 2010, Target and Best Buy came in for criticism from LGBT consumers and allies because they donated to a political action committee supporting Emmer.

Read more about him and other potential candidates at The Raw Story.

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