Friday, September 23, 2011

Fridley Patch Posts Article on Lynne Torgeron's Announcement of Candidacy for Congress


Lynne Torgerson announced Sunday she would run as a Republican the office of U.S. Representative in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, which includes Fridley.
The announcement came Sept. 11 at a home-turned-campaign headquarters in northeast Minneapolis Sunday before a small gathering of supporters.
With her campaign theme song, Oh, Happy Day, playing in the background, Torgerson said she was "entering the race to stand for the moral, Judeo-Christian values the country was founded upon.
"That's our foundation, and if we don't have our foundation in place, then the economy and things aren't going to be doing so well."
Ran in 2010
Torgerson is a Minneapolis attorney
who ran against the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, as an independent in 2010.
She expressed support for "traditional family values" and her oppositon to gay-rights legislation.
She stated her belief that "government can't create jobs, but we can create an environment in which businesses can flourish." And she said she would seek to "greatly curtail the power of the unions."
Sharia Law Charge
Torgerson went on to say:
It is important ... to support our U.S. Constitution. I think I still need to expose Keith Ellison for being a radical Islamist.
I do believe that he says he does eventually want to replace the U.S. Constitution with Sharia law. I recently had an opportunity to ask him in public what he believed to be supreme, the U.S. Constitution or Sharia law.
He evaded the question. He refuses to state that the U.S. Constitution should be supreme over sharia law, which is to me quite surprising.
He talked about how the Constitution has been amended and it appears that he would amend the Constitution to incorporate Sharia law.
Other Issues
Torgerson also voiced support for "green energy," "a better food supply-organic foods, non-genetically-altered foods;" reducing the national debt, and health-care reform—including the need "to reduce the power of health insurance companies dramatically."
At the end of her announcement, Torgerson proposed a toast "to victory in 2012. And if not then, 2020.

Fridley Patch Posts Article on Lynne Torgerson's Announcement to Run for Congress 

Minnesota Independent Article on Lynne Torgerson's Announcement of Candidacy



Lynne Torgerson launched her second campaign against Rep. Keith Ellison on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend at her home in Golden Valley, calling for a return to “Judeo-Christian values” and labeling Ellison as a “radical Islamist” who wants to do away with the U.S. Constitution.
Torgerson, who has the backing of Tea Party Nation, also took shots at fellow Republican challenger Chris Fields for his divorce and support for LGBT rights.

Torgerson is running for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. Earlier this year, she told Tea Party Nation that she would be running—the group backed her previous run for office. Torgerson raised $60,000 in the last cycle—nearly as much as the Republican in the race. She self-financed $25,000 of that money and she was the only Minnesota-based donor to her campaign; all other contributions are from out of state. She ran as an unaffiliated independent.
One of Torgerson’s main issues is an opposition to civil rights for gay people. She said homosexuality goes against “natural law.”
“Two men cannot make a baby. Two women cannot make a baby. Further, all cultures which have evidenced moral decline have fallen,” she wrote. “Homosexuality has traditionally been seen as evidence of moral decline. Thus, homosexuality is not good for America, nor any culture.”
Torgerson told Golden Valley Patch at her 9/11 campaign launch that she was “entering the race to stand for the moral, Judeo-Christian values the country was founded upon. That’s our foundation, and if we don’t have our foundation in place, then the economy and things aren’t going to be doing so well.”
She said it was important to her to support the U.S. Constitution.
“I still need to expose Keith Ellison for being a radical Islamist. I do believe that he says he does eventually want to replace the U.S. Constitution with sharia law,” Torgerson said.
Torgerson told Patch she recently asked Ellison whether he believed the Constitution or “Sharia law” was supreme.
“He evaded the question,” she said. “He refuses to state that the U.S. Constitution should be supreme over Sharia law, which is to me quite surprising. He talked about how the Constitution has been amended and it appears that he would amend the Constitution to incorporate Sharia law.”
Torgerson’s question was caught on video posted by her campaign. In the exchange, Ellison said there are no communities in the United States that have tried to install Sharia law.
“I believe that the United States Constitution which has been amended well over 25 times is the bedrock of American law,” Ellison said. “This whole movement to try to ban Sharia, this bill has been introduced in over 22 states, in my view, this is a very thin-disguised effort at religious persecution of people who are Muslim.”

Click Here to see the Article on Minnesota Independent's Website

WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT ARTICLE RE: LYNNE TORGERSON'S RUN FOR CONGRESS

Lynne Torgerson launched her second campaign against Rep. Keith Ellison on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend at her home in Golden Valley, calling for a return to “Judeo-Christian values” and labeling Ellison as a “radical Islamist” who wants to do away with the U.S. Constitution.
Torgerson, who has the backing of Tea Party Nation, also took shots at fellow Republican challenger Chris Fields for his divorce and support for LGBT rights.

Torgerson is running for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. Earlier this year, she told Tea Party Nation that she would be running—the group backed her previous run for office. Torgerson raised $60,000 in the last cycle—nearly as much as the Republican in the race. She self-financed $25,000 of that money and she was the only Minnesota-based donor to her campaign; all other contributions are from out of state. She ran as an unaffiliated independent.
One of Torgerson’s main issues is an opposition to civil rights for gay people. She said homosexuality goes against “natural law.”
“Two men cannot make a baby. Two women cannot make a baby. Further, all cultures which have evidenced moral decline have fallen,” she wrote. “Homosexuality has traditionally been seen as evidence of moral decline. Thus, homosexuality is not good for America, nor any culture.”
Torgerson told Golden Valley Patch at her 9/11 campaign launch that she was “entering the race to stand for the moral, Judeo-Christian values the country was founded upon. That’s our foundation, and if we don’t have our foundation in place, then the economy and things aren’t going to be doing so well.”
She said it was important to her to support the U.S. Constitution.
“I still need to expose Keith Ellison for being a radical Islamist. I do believe that he says he does eventually want to replace the U.S. Constitution with sharia law,” Torgerson said.
Torgerson told Patch she recently asked Ellison whether he believed the Constitution or “Sharia law” was supreme.
“He evaded the question,” she said. “He refuses to state that the U.S. Constitution should be supreme over Sharia law, which is to me quite surprising. He talked about how the Constitution has been amended and it appears that he would amend the Constitution to incorporate Sharia law.”
Torgerson’s question was caught on video posted by her campaign. In the exchange, Ellison said there are no communities in the United States that have tried to install Sharia law.
“I believe that the United States Constitution which has been amended well over 25 times is the bedrock of American law,” Ellison said. “This whole movement to try to ban Sharia, this bill has been introduced in over 22 states, in my view, this is a very thin-disguised effort at religious persecution of people who are Muslim."

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE ON THE WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT WEBSITE






Monday, September 19, 2011

Golden Valley Patch publishes article on Lynne Torgerson's announcement to run for congress in Minnesota's 5th District.

Lynne Torgerson announced Sunday she would run as a Republican the office of U.S. Representative in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, which includes Golden Valley.
The announcement came Sept. 11 at a home-turned-campaign headquarters in northeast Minneapolis Sunday before a small gathering of supporters.
With her campaign theme song, Oh, Happy Day, playing in the background, Torgerson said she was "entering the race to stand for the moral, Judeo-Christian values the country was founded upon.
"That's our foundation, and if we don't have our foundation in place, then the economy and things aren't going to be doing so well."
Ran in 2010
Torgerson is a Minneapolis attorney
who ran against the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, as an independent in 2010.
She expressed support for "traditional family values" and her oppositon to gay-rights legislation.
She stated her belief that "government can't create jobs, but we can create an environment in which businesses can flourish." And she said she would seek to "greatly curtail the power of the unions."
Sharia Law Charge
Torgerson went on to say:
It is important ... to support our U.S. Constitution. I think I still need to expose Keith Ellison for being a radical Islamist.
I do believe that he says he does eventually want to replace the U.S. Constitution with Sharia law. I recently had an opportunity to ask him in public what he believed to be supreme, the U.S. Constitution or Sharia law.
He evaded the question. He refuses to state that the U.S. Constitution should be supreme over sharia law, which is to me quite surprising.
He talked about how the Constitution has been amended and it appears that he would amend the Constitution to incorporate Sharia law.
Other Issues
Torgerson also voiced support for "green energy," "a better food supply-organic foods, non-genetically-altered foods;" reducing the national debt, and health-care reform—including the need "to reduce the power of health insurance companies dramatically."
At the end of her announcement, Torgerson proposed a toast "to victory in 2012. And if not then, 2020."

http://goldenvalley.patch.com/articles/torgerson-announces-run-for-congress-4

Lynne Torgerson Announces Candidacy


Lynne Torgerson for Congress
Minneapolis, MN, September 11, 2011

Lynne Torgerson, long time Minneapolis resident and attorney hereby announces her candidacy to become the first Congresswoman for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District against Radical Islamist incumbent Keith Ellison. Torgerson is the only true conservative to run in the 5th District. Ms Torgerson is the only candidate will protect our Founding Fathers’ Judeo Christian Values and traditional family values.

Torgerson’s campaign focuses will include the economy and protecting the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Ms. Torgerson will focus on effective job creation by nourishing an environment that nurtures and encourages job creation, economic growth, and keeping jobs from going overseas. Torgerson takes the position that the U.S. Constitution is the only established Law of the Land, which incumbent Keith Ellison refuses to state, and she will protect and defend it. Torgerson also wishes to protect our US Constitution and our cherished constitutional rights and promote America’s prosperity.

Ms. Torgerson is a woman of integrity, compassion, with a strong Midwestern work ethic like you. She is trustworthy, will make the hard decisions, and tell you the truth. She has devoted her adult career to protecting the Constitutional rights of people of all races, nationalities, walks of life and religion. Torgerson, well respected in her field, recently won a case at the United States Supreme Court on Constitutional grounds that helped establish “The Law of the Land,” and was named Attorney of the Year. She is a woman of her word and can be depended upon. She wants to represent you in Congress. She has your best interests and the best interests of our Country at heart.

Vote for Lynne Torgerson for Congress in November!

The 5th Congressional District encompasses the beautiful cities of Minneapolis, Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights, Fridley, Hill Top, Saint Anthony, Fort Snelling, Richfield, Saint Louis Park, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Crystal, Robbinsdale, and New Hope, and is likely to soon include Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center.

Support Torgerson for Congress and visit the website at http://www.torgersonforcongress.com
You can view her positions on various issues on her website http://www.torgersonforcongress.com

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Torgerson launches campaign on 9/11, calls Ellison “radical Islamist”

Click below to read the article written by The Minnesota Independent, covering Lynne Torgerson's candidacy for Congress announcement made on Sept. 11, 2011.

Torgerson launches campaign on 9/11, calls Ellison “radical Islamist”

Media Coverage of Torgerson for Congress Candidacy Annoucement

Click the links below to read news articles covering Lynne Torgerson's candidacy for Congress announcement made on Sept. 11, 2011 at the Minnesota State Capitol.  The articles, posted by the Fridley Patch Newspaper and the News Blaze News, were published the following day.

Torgerson Announces Run for Congress 2012 - Fridley Patch Article


Lynne Torgerson Announces Candidacy for Congress - News Blaze Article

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lynne Torgerson Announcing Candidacy on Sept. 11


Click here to see the press release!

Lynne Torgerson will be announcing her run for Congress on September 11th, 2011. The campaign will join "Minnesotans Standing Together" at the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota at 2:00 PM on Sunday September 11, 2011.  We hope to see you there!

torgersonforcongress.com

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