FREE SPEECH ZONE | Censure of Candidate Chris Conner

  Letter to the Editor: As the GOP’s MN House District (HD) 66A Chairman I would like to Censure Candidate Chris Conner for his actions prior to the DFL Primary in Senate District (SD) 67 on August 10, 2010. Free Speech Zone The Free Speech Zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the TC Daily Planet. This is an open forum for articles that otherwise might not find a place for publication, including news articles, opinion columns, announcements and even a few press releases. Chris Conner violated the principles he committed to when the GOP’s MN HD 66A Basic Political Organizing Unit (BPOU) endorsed him in late May 2010 to run against the incumbent Rep John Lesch.  Conner proceeded to endorse Foung Hawj a DFLer over Krysia Weidell the GOP endorsed candidate for the open Senate Seat for SD 67.  Chris Conner also endorsed the DFL endorsed Matt Bostrom for Sheriff. Being that the race for Ramsey County Sheriff is a non-partisan race I do not have a problem with that endorsement.  I do have problems with my candidate crossing over voting district lines and supporting a candidate that does not embrace the GOP platform that was so painstakingly discussed and voted upon at the February Caucus and the subsequent State Convention. As part of this public censure, Conner has been advised that he could be stripped of the GOP endorsement if he continues to support DFL or IP candidates against our GOP endorsed candidates. Continue Reading