Torgerson Announces Run for Congress

The second-time candidate said incumbent Ellison "needs to be exposed as a radical Islamist.'

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, , 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 .

I do believe that he says he does eventually want to replace the U.S. Constitution with 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."

Amy Paddock September 13, 2011 at 04:12 PM
I worked for years with people from other countries. There is extreme in any country, religion and in a variety of groups throughout this world, including America. Lynn Torgerson is, in my own opinion - one of those extremes. By making a statement that Ellison is some sort of Bogeyman to be afraid of because he is an American Muslim, who has actually shown some really flat out skills in being reasonable, responsible and to hold America's constitutional right to freedom of religion (just to narrow it down), Lynn Torgerson has set her own stage of division of the radical. I am tired of people doing that to each other. Anything credible that Torgerson may have had for input as a candidate was immediately lost with that comment.
Marilyn Underhill September 19, 2011 at 12:51 AM
I agree with Amy Paddock. Torgerson sounds a bit radical to me. Marilyn Underhill.
Lynne Torgerson for Congress October 21, 2011 at 02:26 AM
Keith Ellison is a supporter of CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations. CAIR was a named coconspirator to funding terrorism in the Holy Land Foundation Trial, resulting in convictions for sending $12,000,000.00 to the terrrorist organization Hamas. Keith Ellison helps CAIR raise funds and CAIR helps Keith Ellison raise funds. Keith Ellison also supports the Palestinians, who elected for their government the terrorist organization Hamas. Lynne Torgerson is a conservative running for Congress against Keith Ellison. Lynne Torgerson supports individual responsibility, balancing the budget, reducing the government debt, is a pro Israel Christian, pro life, 1 man 1 woman marriage, pro womens' rights, eradicate racism, peace through strength candidate. www.torgersonforcongress.com
Amy Paddock October 26, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Yeah, and I have checked on this so called claim a long time ago Lynn T. The only boogeyman here is your ideals. Lynn Torgenson's ideals is what helps the people who are extreme and fearful from seeing reason. You can disagree, or not support Keith Ellison for what ever reason, but he is not an extremist, or radical Islamist. Israel doesn't need any more radicals either. Lynn Torgenson, you are so very Out of Touch.
Phillip November 14, 2011 at 08:13 PM
Well, Lynne Torgerson has banned me from commenting on her Facebook page. Guess she doesn't like it when people ask her to answer the same kind of questions she says her opponent is avoiding: "Does she think it is right to create secular laws based solely on interpretation of religious beliefs, thus forcing those beliefs on those who do not share the same religious tenets?" I have asked her this a half dozen times, and after the latest, she removed my question, and now I can't even comment on her page. Is this the kind of person we want in Congress?
Kevin O'Donovan November 17, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Phillip, The majority of U.S. law is based on Judeo-Christian Law. Christianity elevated the status of women, and recognized the equal dignity of all people. I don't believe religious people impose their views on others, except in defense of their own rights or the free exercise of their responsibilities, and what they know to be harmful to society and individuals. The Catholic Church for example actively supported to end the criminalization of homosexuality between consenting adults, and teaches that it is sinful to discriminate, while at the same time defends traditional marriage. Don't forget the creation of new secular laws is coming not from Conservatives but from Progressives. Push back laws are to preserve laws already enacted and accepted. Amy, please realize that if you support Islamists who are engaged in activities that would harm the U.S.A., you would also be a danger to the security of the country. Ellison is right if he believes like St. Thomas More did that, He is the King's faithful servant but God's first". An individual must be true to what is right, and at times what is legal or required simply isn't right. If we disagree with Ellison, we can vote to replace him, but a bad idea doesn't make him a bad person. We don't insist on priests and rabbis being allowed to teach in public schools, yet the new high priests and priestesses of Atheistic Humanism are given that as a right. That is both wrong and harmful.
Amy Paddock November 17, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Oh, Kevin. How little you know about the elevation of women in Christianity. The elevation for women was not brought out by Christianity, but by women. I read your posts, and I think - you are just learning. It's fine. But, you miss out on so much. Have a good day.
Charlie Dickens November 29, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Amy, you have so much to learn yet. I suggest you take your own advise, read up on history, facts may surprise you. People want to complain about not being able to make comments, well we could be like Keith X and just have a static VM, and not take calls or shut down the Facebook altogether! If you're rude, you should be banned, but then you never told us why.... Just playing the victim card.
Charlie Dickens November 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Bryan Davidson January 12, 2012 at 03:42 PM
The only thing Lynne "Cruella de Vil" Torgerson is good at is splitting the conservative vote and embarrassing Republicans in Minnesota.
Lynne Torgerson for Congress April 16, 2012 at 08:30 AM
Wendy April 16, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Those are the idiots that gave us prohibition.


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