Emmer to speak at Ron Paul event

Tom Emmer, the GOP nominee for governor in 2010, is scheduled to emcee an event for Texas Congressman Ron Paul in November. Paul is scheduled to speak at the St. Cloud Civic Center on Nov. 5. A news release from Paul’s campaign for president said Emmer and fellow KTLK radio host Bob Davis will emcee the event. Paul is scheduled to give a speech and will participate in what the campaign is saying will be the “celebratory launch” of his Minnesota state operations.

Emmer couldn’t be reached to comment on whether his appearance should be considered an endorsement. He’s considered a possible candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District if GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann either wins the GOP nomination for president or decides against making another run for Congress. Bachmann campaigned heavily for Emmer in 2010. He lost his bid for governor to Democrat Mark Dayton.

The shape of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District has yet to be determined. Gov. Dayton and the Legislature are required to come up with a plan to redraw the state’s political boundaries. A court appointed panel will draw the lines if the two sides can’t reach agreement by Feb. 21.