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Well come on, guys!  Just because I'm not running for re-election doesn't mean we should say that someone like Jim Read shouldn't represent MN-06!  Anyone who gets elected who doesn't represent our values will promote Obamacare which KILLS seniors, KILLS children and KILLS women!
While the infamous "you know who" (aka Michelle Bachmann) has 11 months left in her final term in Congress, Democratic Candidate Jim Read appears to be continuing to shore up support for his candidacy in his quest to become the next U.S. Representative in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District in the now open race.

This Sunday, January 26th, for any of you living in MN-06 or nearby, Jim Read and his campaign are holding a campaign kickoff event at St. Cloud State University.

Details below:

Are you tired of destructive shutdown politics and the seizure of power in the U.S. House by a small tea party faction bent on strangling government? Do you want effective government to take on the pressing challenges of our time -- including restoring our opportunity society for the upcoming generation of young Americans?

Please join Jim Read's campaign to take Michele Bachmann's seat in Congressional District 6 and make Congress work again for the American people.

You can help launch the path to victory by attending the Sunday, Jan. 26 KICKOFF RALLY for Jim Read's campaign to win the CD6 seat in the U.S. House. This is the time to meet Jim and mobilize for the 2014 election! Bring friends, family and colleagues to get this people's campaign going to take back the U.S. House. Let's make Congress work!

Join Jim Read and friends as we kickoff his 2014 congressional campaign:
Sunday, January 26TH, 2:00 – 4:00PM
Voyageurs South Room, Atwood Center
St. Cloud State University
For more info call (320) 433-0659.

Full address of St. Cloud State University is as follows:
720 Fourth Ave. S., Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301

Here's a bit of background as to what provoked Jim Read to run for Congress in MN-06:

The 6th has been safe territory for Republicans.  Michele Bachmann has represented the the district since 2007, but announced in May she will not seek re-election next year.

Read said he’s running to give people a choice. The latest congressional crisis drove him to get into the race, he said.

“As soon as the government shutdown began and with this imminent crisis on defaulting on the debt, we’d entered a very difficult and dangerous period in American politics,” Read said. “And my first thought was not can I win?  My first thought was I have to do something.”

Here's additional insight Read offers as to why he might be a credible candidate in the MN-06 race:

Further, Read said he suspects there might be a certain exhaustion among traditional Republican voters, resulting in a willingness to consider options.

First, there’s “Bachmann fatigue,” he theorized. But beyond this, Republican voters, some of whom vote for economic reasons, could be sensing the hard-liners in the Republican Party threaten economic growth rather than champion it, Read said.

The 6th District was one of the hardest-hit areas in the state by the Great Recession, Read said.

“If I can convince people that I will bring more economic opportunity to the district than the opposition, I’m in,” he said. “The burden of proof is on us.”

The 6th District economy is driven by small to moderate-sized business, and Read said he believes he has recently gained insight into the business world by confronting a bureaucratic maze in launching his congressional campaign.

Read described himself as a fiscal moderate. But he voted against last fall’s marriage amendment, he said, and as congressman would vote to scrap the remaining federal Defense of Marriage law, he said.

He views the debate over same-sex marriage as intergenerational.

“College Republicans are more comfortable with this (same-sex marriage) than Democrats of my generation are,” Read said.

Read said he sees college and university students as potential backers, more likely to vote for him than a Republican.

If you are looking to put the Michelle Bachmann days behind you and get involved in Jim Read's campaign for Congress, below are the links:
Jim Read for Congress:

Read on the Issues:





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