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Tell him NO on SF 1027… $4 Million Somali Community Grant.

Paid for and Approved by AJ Kern

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East African community economic development pilot program establishment and appropriation




Introduction and first reading                                                                            pg. 320 Intro
Author stricken Senjem                                                                                     pg. 402

For citizens in the metropolitan area, contact senators in your Senate District

Senator Bobby Joe Champion (Senate District 59, DFL)
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Senator Jeff Hayden (Senate District 62, DFL)
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Senator Kari Dziedzic (Senate District 60, DFL)
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Apparently, anyone who wants to sabotage a campaign can just have me volunteer at their campaign event. I don’t know about you, but I see a lucrative career in my future!

AJ Kern                           Tom Emmer

Okay seriously folks, here’s the reality… AJ Kern is pro-America, pro-life, pro-capitalism, and pro-constitution.

Tom Emmer has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

Kern has been very transparent about her position on issues important to voters.  She was one of the first candidates to honestly discuss the refugee resettlement industry and its impact on MN communities.

Excerpts from Minnesota has the most refugees per capita in the U.S. Will that continue?

Minnesota has the highest number of refugees per capita nationwide, according to the U.S. Census and refugee-support agencies. With 2 percent of the nation’s population, Minnesota has 13 percent of its refugees.

Refugees cost an estimated $107,000 each in food aid, medical expenses and other services, according to one researcher. Communities have no control over the in-flow of refugees, yet they must share the cost of supporting them. And residents often don’t speak out or even ask questions of the process for fear of being called racists, according to Kim Crockett, vice president of the Center of the American Experiment, a conservative think tank based in Golden Valley.

Refugees are free to apply for taxpayer-funded government aid, like any other residents. Nonprofit groups often help them apply. (Nonprofit groups are funded by federal grants and grants = taxpayer dollars)

The refugee resettlement program is a federal effort, but the federal government “does not compensate Minnesota, or the local school districts, cities or counties, who may find themselves coping with large concentrations of refugees,” Crockett says. So when many refugees end up enrolled in Medicaid or assistance programs such as those for housing or transportation or language study, Minnesotans absorb the extra costs.

“Today, voluntary agencies like Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Charities have more say on where refugees are placed than elected officials in Minnesota,” Crockett adds. “That’s wrong.”

Crockett points out that voters never get to decide whether they want to support large numbers of refugees. “If you want to do charitable work, write a check,” Crockett said. “Don’t use my tax dollars for it.”

Read article in its entirety

Excerpts from For Somali Immigrants, All Politics Really Is Local:

Somali Americans vote. Perhaps it’s because they especially appreciate the opportunity to participate in a democracy when their homeland has lacked a functioning government for decades. Or maybe, like earlier immigrant groups, Somalis excel at machine-style politics.

Regardless, their turnout rate often tops 80 percent.  (What does that tell you?)

“In both 2008 and 2012, the Obama campaign hired Somali-specific organizers because there was such a concentrated number of Somali voters,” says Greg Schultz, who directed President Obama’s campaign in Ohio last year. “It was certainly worth the campaign’s focus.”

Read full article:  For Somali Immigrants, All Politics Really Is Local

From AJ Kern for Congress    *Photos added by Red Herring Alert


President Theodore Roosevelt believed that legal immigrants should ‘in good faith’ assimilate but, is predicated on the immigrant becoming nothing but an American.  “There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all.”

Illegal immigration should not be rewarded with access to government assistance programs and a pathway to citizenship.  Legal immigration, especially those individuals seeking an elected office, should obtain full citizenship, not dual-citizenship.  An American cannot serve two masters.  There is one flag, one language, one Constitution and one culture—the American culture.  Assimilation and self-reliance are key to an immigration system that benefits Americans.


Written during a time when refugees were fleeing communism, the Refugee Act of 1980 is outdated and must be reformed.  Until the President and Congress reform the law–the federal program must be terminated.

Minnesota is experiencing a growing influx of refugee resettlement.  Along with the new residents comes security concerns, unfunded federal obligations, unplanned impacts on schools, city and county services, as well as, unintended consequences to property values and rising poverty.

The 6th Congressional District of Minnesota needs a moratorium on refugee resettlement until costs and associated issues related to transparency, accountability, and national security may be evaluated.  Babin bill (H.R. 80 formerly H.R.3314) Resettlement Accountability National Security Act of 2017–A bill Congressman Emmer has failed to support and get passed into law–provides a moratorium on refugee resettlement while the Government Accounting Office conducts an audit examining federal,  state, and local costs.

Resettlement Accountability National Security Act of 2017:  

This bill prohibits the admission of alien refugees into the United States unless Congress passes a joint resolution giving the Department of Homeland Security authority to resume admitting them.

The Government Accountability Office shall report on: (1) the national security impact of refugee admissions; and (2) specified costs of providing refugees with benefits under Medicare, Medicaid, disability insurance under title II of the Social Security Act, the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program), and low income rental housing assistance.

I will support this act and work to pass it!  

Emmer has failed to support this act.  The question is–Why?  With the second largest Somali refugee community–not just the state of Minnesota… but, the entire country.  Why wouldn’t Congressman Emmer support this act which gives control back to Congress, providing transparency and accountability to the gargantuan refugee resettlement costs??


Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act:

I will support and work to pass this legislation.

This bill requires the Dept of State to report to specified Congressional Committees with 60 days indicating: (1) whether the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization; and (2) if not, which criteria have not been met.

The U.S. desperately needs to pass this Act in designating the Muslim Brotherhood and front groups, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim American Society (MAS) and Muslim Student Association (MSA), as the terrorist organization that they are.

The Muslim Brotherhood is conducting civilization jihad within the United States–infiltrating government and political parties.  It must be stopped.

Tom Emmer


St. Cloud residents hammer Rep. Emmer on Refugee Program; Somali teen murders African American

Congratulations to AJ Kern for her courage and willingness to stick her neck out in a contentious and dirty campaign. AJ embodies the values of dedication, discipline and passion to change our failing great state of Minnesota. She is a true American patriot and for that, we salute you AJ!


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AJ Kern is the candidate Republicans need

I am writing to support AJ Kern to represent the 6th Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Tom Emmer.

As a life long Republican, I have always appreciated their pro-life, constitutional and common sense economic values and honoring of the rule of law.

But I have hit a roadblock in this coming Aug. 14 CD6 Republican primary. I simply do not recognize candidate Tom Emmer as a Republican.

At the 2016 CD6 party convention, I attended as a supporter of Tom Emmer, but Kern’s speech was enthusiastically received and the count was very close. I left as a Kern supporter. I feel Emmer is questionable on pro-life and his constitutional and economic values.

Tom Emmer’s town hall meeting at the Ace Bar and Grill in St. Cloud several years ago sealed the deal for me and others. With many hands up by concerned supporters, especially regarding the status of our schools and need to analyze the falling test scores and subsequently families leaving our school district, he refused to call on us but instead went to apparent pre-designated people.

So much for representing the people that voted for him.

Kern is a fantastic candidate and we inCD6 would be fortunate for her to serve as our representative.

She has a degree in political science with an emphasis in public administration, and a master’s degree in land use planning;is a US Army Reserve veteran specializing in military intelligence analysis; has strong family values; is pro-life; and will serve as a true Constitutional Conservative.

Vote AJ Kern on Aug. 14.

IMG_AJ_Kern.jpg_1_1_NSACCGCL.jpg_20150402.jpgSetting the record straight on CD6 Republican Party claims

AJ Kern, Candidate for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District Published 6:00 a.m. CT Aug. 7, 2018

Remember that time in 2016 when the Democratic National Committee loaded the deck against Bernie Sanders?

Fast forward to 2018. As a constitutional conservative Republican I, AJ Kern, am being “Bernied” by the Republican Party. Yes, I’m a Republican. Yet, the 6th Congressional District Republican Party published a misleading “Dossier” on official Facebook pages misleading primary voters while opposing views are actively squelched — Party of ideas?

The CD6 Republican Party is proudly suppressing primary voters’ right to know all the facts — Party of transparency?

Surely polling numbers motivated this highly misleading attack. I must be winning!

And now the rest of the story:

1. I live in Sartell and am registered to vote in Minnesota, fully in compliance with requirements to run for Congress in Minnesota.

2. Despite supporting President Trump, I did not vote for him (or Hillary) in 2016 because I helped my sister in Washington state relearn to walk and talk after a medically-induced coma due to an auto accident. Despicable MNGOP CD6 exploiting personal tragedy insinuating something dishonorable — Family First.

3. We sold our Minnesota home of 13 years in 2016 to downsize — nothing dishonorable.

4. I fully support President Trump and his efforts to drain the swamp,starting with the NRCC, of which 6th District Rep. Tom Emmer is deputy chair. News reports show NRCC leadership coerced representatives to raise special interest money in exchange for congressional committee positions — Drain the swamp.

5. My husband and I own a scientific consultancy working for public and private entities solving complex technical problems — think math, physics, statistics. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations, the United States Department of Defense and regulatory agencies. I’m proud of this work and we believe tax payers are better served when conservatives are involved in regulatory processes traditionally dominated by the left.

I’m AJ Kern running in the Aug. 14th CD6 Republican Primary — Issues, Transparency, Ideas.


From AJ Kern

Dear Friends,

I’m asking for your vote!!  You may also vote early!  I did!!

Anyone with an ‘R’ behind their name in the conservative Sixth Congressional District will win in the General Election in November. 

It’s the Primary election that is key to WHO represents you… the Deputy Chair of a D.C. private organization who partners with Democrats Ellison & Klobuchar to funnel tax dollars out of the state… or a Grassroots Conservative.

Please visit my blog: AJ KERN FOR CONGRESS



You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence.


All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Depending on where you live, there may be additional locations.

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  2. In addition to your county election office, some cities and towns offer in-person absentee voting. Check with your city clerk’s office for more information.


For most elections, absentee voting locations must be open during their normal business hours starting 46 days before the election. In addition, locations offering absentee ballots for federal, state or county elections must be open:

  • The last Saturday before Election Day (10 a.m. — 3 p.m.)
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  • This does not apply to school districts holding standalone elections.

Some local jurisdictions may provide additional absentee voting days or hours beyond the above required days and times. Call your jurisdiction for more information.

2018 Early Voting Dates


First day to vote early in person: Friday, June 29

Last day to vote early in person: Monday, August 13


First day to vote early in person: Friday, September 21

Last day to vote early in person: Monday, November 5

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In special situations, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you. This is called ‘agent delivery.’  


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  3. Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day.

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You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot and for you to return it on or before Election Day.

Ballots will be sent starting June 29 for the 2018 Primary Election, and September 21 for the 2018 General Election.

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Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day. Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS). You can also return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters.


If you care about the State of Minnesota being able to retain any semblance of normality in the checks and balances of governing the State you simply must listen to this 57minute interview of AJ KERN RUNNING TO REPLACE TOM EMMER FOR US 6TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. ……Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, Wright, Carver, Anoka and Washington counties.

AJ has done her homework and if ever someone needed to be replaced, it’s Tom Emmer.  

Friends of AJ 

If you feel AJ Kern is the right candidate for the MN Congressional 6th District please help her win.  Donations gratefully accepted at:

AJ Kern for Congress
PO box 199
Sartell, Mn.  56377



Speechless June 13, 2018. A.J. Kern, Candidate for U.S. Congress in the 6th Congressional District.

A. J. Kern, Candidate for U.S. Congress in the 6th Congressional District lays out a case for why Republicans should vote for her over Tom Emmer.

A.J. reports on what is going on in St. Cloud, MN with the Muslim refugee crisis emphasizing the strain on Social Services and the community.

A.J. draws the distinctions between herself and Tom Emmer.

This is a must watch interview to see what is going on the the 6th Congressional district and the State of Minnesota.





In President Trump’s press release announcing his candidacy for President of the United States of America he said, “The fact is, the American Dream is dead – but, if I win, I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before.”

That promise included draining the D.C. swamp.  A task perhaps bigger than even Trump imagined.

The truth is, both Democrats and establishment Republicans have turned Washington D.C. into an unrecognizable money-making machine designed for retaining their seats in Congress while maximizing their personal wealth.

For Republicans, the swamp snake is the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a private organization controlling congressional access to power.  Congressman Ken Buck wrote in his book, Drain the Swamp, “If you want to serve on a committee, you have to raise money for the NRCC.”

Members of Congress are pressed into raising more than half a million to a million for the NRCC, in exchange for committee seats and congressional power positions.

Holding court as Chairman of the NRCC, is none other than your CD-6 representative and former National Popular Vote Lobbyist, Congressman Tom Emmer. Given the enormous time demands of raising money himself and serving as “head coach” for the D.C. home team, the NRCC, is it any wonder CD-6 residents are frustrated with inaction on home town issues.

As residents of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, we have the unique opportunity to help drain the swamp by directly pulling the plug.

To achieve this end, I’m announcing my primary challenge for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District and asking for your vote on August 14th.


Refugee resettlement must be terminated until the Refugee Act of 1980 is reformed.

State and local control must be restored, in part, by ending the use of nongovernmental organizations, de facto bureaucracies which funnel millions in tax dollars, implementing left wing national and international policies while circumventing congressional oversite and public data laws.

Secondly, resettlement costs must be cut.  In 2016 alone $867 billion was spent on welfare and $71 million was spent on education, mostly paid by state and local governments.


February 2016, MPR reported, “Minnesota lawmakers have long sought a plan to allow money transfers to continue after banks in the U.S. stopped handling them.” –because the money could not be kept from corrupt Somali terrorist groups including Al-Shabaab.

Tom Emmer partnered with DNC co-chair Keith Ellison to bring back Somali-American remittances with a new pilot program.

It’s estimated $1.4 billion in remittances is transferred to Somalia annually—much of which originates as taxpayer funded public assistance.  Minnesota, having the largest Somali community in the country, a community heavily dependent on government assistance, largely bears the remittance burden.

Whether through government programs, or fraud as we have recently become aware, suitcases of cash leaving Minnesota negatively impacts our state’s economy.


Emmer joined forces with Sen. Amy Klobuchar to fight President Trump’s proposal to cut 31 percent in foreign aid.

The U.S. provides aid to 96 percent of all countries.  FY 2019, $27.7 billion is planned for foreign assistance, despite the CBO forecast, “the return of $1 trillion-plus annual deficits and a ballooning public debt that will approach $29 trillion by the end of the next decade.”

We are literally committing economic suicide.


Emmer boasts he voted against the gargantuan omnibus spending bill but, what he fails to explain is that he could have voted with 25 other Republicans, against H.R. 796, to keep the bill from being brought to the House floor where he knew it would pass with the help from Democrats. Only a few more Republicans joining the 25 would have killed the bill in committee. Emmer did not join them. He was for it before he was against it—when it didn’t matter.

Emmer hasn’t supported the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act; the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act; nor the Border Wall Funding Act.

Growing national debt, un-vetted non-assimilating refugees, illegal immigration, federal and state laws ignored—America is slowly being transformed as politicians and the deep state destroy the Constitution.

President Trump can’t drain the swamp alone.  I’m asking for your vote in the August 14th primary.


We are here to let you in on a dirty secret in Washington: To serve on the most influential committees in the U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers are expected to raise a certain amount of money for their respective political parties. The sums involved have become astronomical — more than one million dollars for the most coveted spots. And neither party can claim the moral high ground: Democrats and Republicans alike expect this of their members.

You should not have to buy a position on any committee in Congress. That’s just wrong. To be a successful politician, you should not be judged solely by how much money you can raise. Issue One’s “The Price of Power” report illustrates just how rampant such pay-to-play politicking has become, and it offers solutions so that those serving in Congress can prioritize legislating instead of fundraising.

Constantly raising funds for the political parties interferes with the work of serving your constituents and your country. Hours spent fundraising — and worrying about fundraising — are time and energy diverted away from lawmakers’ legislative responsibilities. When members of Congress get out of bed in the morning, they should be thinking about solving the country’s problems as opposed to how much cash they can raise that day.

It should not come as a surprise that most members of Congress dislike both the fundraising quotas placed upon them and their second job of “dialing for dollars” as telemarketers for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Lawmakers could undo these shackles by adopting simple, common-sense reforms as quickly as possible to sever the ties between fundraising and committee leadership, which would also reduce the conflicts of interest created by our current system.

It should be against House rules to require that legislators raise money to stay on a committee or to become the chair or ranking member of a committee. Moreover, members of Congress should be prohibited from soliciting funds during work hours while Congress is in session so their focus can be on the people’s work. Republican and Democratic leaders should also agree to bring “party dues” back down to earth. Furthermore, these dues should be publicly disclosed.

We are not saying that committee chairs should not be involved at all with fundraising to help their parties or their colleagues, but it should not be the primary arbiter of whether they ascend to, or stay in, positions of leadership.

It is unhealthy for our country and our democracy for money to be such a critical component of how legislative leaders are selected. This dirty secret has metastasized into a major cancer afflicting our legislative process. The time to combat this is now. Nothing less than the public’s trust in government itself is at stake.

Commentary by AJ Kern 

To understand the problem with Tom Emmer serving as the Deputy Chair for the NRCC, a private organization…  PLEASE READ the link:

This is why the ‘establishment’ remain in power.  Why politicians do not listen to you but, are influenced by lobbyist and special interest….  Big money also means grassroots conservative candidates don’t stand a chance.  

Emmer would never be a member of the ‘Reformers Caucus’ because Emmer is a player in the problem the Reformers Caucus is attempting to solve…  

Reformers Caucus seek to end ‘pay-to-play’…

      “Today, most lawmakers do not spend the time building relationships with members of the opposing party or developing subject-matter            expertise related to their committees and constituents.   

       Instead, members of Congress are incentivized to spend up to 30 hours a week raising money, talking to a narrow set of deep-pocketed           donors or special interests, who also fund outside groups and “dark money” organizations to discourage political courage and fuel                   dysfunction in Washington.”

You think Emmer is bringing money back to the district?  That’s his excuse!  

How does this serve YOU?  How does this serve the district… or St Cloud?  

This isn’t a personal attack…  it’s just the truth.  Our country is in deep trouble and this is a huge part of the problem.

AJ Kern

Message to Republican Women

Only Submissive Women Need Apply!

April 27, 2018 Leave a comment

The Republican Party of Minnesota (RPM) leadership have officially betrayed a significant segment of its base.  The Republican women.
With ample indifference to women, the RPM accepted a Somali American Republicans of Minnesota (SARM) party affiliate during the April 29th State Central Committee (SCC) meeting last year.

Somali or Islamic, it is a distinction without a difference to women living in a free society.  Within the Somali culture or under the totalitarian regime of Islam, women do not enjoy equality or individual freedom.  This fact is not debatable.

According to the World Bank organization, 98% of Somali women have been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation(FGM). This and the subjugation of women through Sharia Law do not mesh with the U.S. Constitution nor the National Republican Party platform.

It really does make one wonder if ‘Muslim Conservative’ is an oxymoron!

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