MNGOP goes up with Emmer billboards


The Republican Party of Minnesota started paying for billboards across the state in support of Tom Emmer, the party’s endorsed candidate for governor. MPR’s Tom Weber took this picture near the I-94 exit at Broadway in Northeast Minneapolis.

MNGOP spokesman Mark Drake provided few details about the billboard except to say a few are up but he expects a lot more will go up in the future.

The party’s latest campaign finance report says the party spent $35,000 for two billboards on July 16th. The MNGOP reported having $13,797 on hand in that report.

Side note: For those wondering, South Dakota doesn’t have corporate income taxes, personal property or income taxes, business inventory taxes or inheritance taxes.

Critics say the tax climate isn’t the only factor for job growth and economic development. They say Minnesota has 21 Fortune 500 companies while South Dakota has zero.

Thanks to MPR’s Tom Weber for taking and sending the picture.

  • Doctor Gonzo

    Technically, that’s North Minneapolis, not NE.