Emmer to head Faith and Freedom Coalition

Republican Tom Emmer will head the Minnesota chapter of the Faith and Freedom coalition.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to work with the Minnesota Faith & Freedom Coalition toward building a stronger conservative grassroots movement in Minnesota as we seek to restore America’s greatness and founding principles.” Emmer said in a news release.

Emmer, who lost the race for governor in 2010 and has been blamed by one MNGOP official for driving up the party’s debt, will lead an organization that is working to build it’s organization in the state. The group says it was responsible for making more than 890,000 voter contacts in the state during the 2010 election cycle.

The group, which was formed by former Christian Coalition executive director Ralph Reed, works to increase restrictions on legalized abortion, opposes same-sex marriage, supports “limited government” and opposes tax hikes.