He wants to build a wall. He refers to himself in the third person. He’s not Donald Trump, but he appeared on TV as Trump’s campaign spokesman in Minnesota. Now he’s running for Congress.
Matt Erickson becomes the fourth candidate to join the primary race for the second congressional district Republican nomination to replace retiring Congressman John Kline.
He joins the CD2 convention endorsed candidate Jason Lewis, John Kline endorsed Darlene Miller and Former State Senator John Howe, who competed for the CD2 endorsement.
Erickson was Donald Trump’s Minnesota volunteer coordinator and appeared on TPT as Trump’s campaign spokesman. He claims to be the, “True Conservative,” in the field. “Real trailblazers like Donald Trump are the leaders that we’re looking for,” said Erickson.
“We have to build America first,” Erickson exclaimed. “Why are the politicians not saying that? Answer: they are stupid, lackluster cowards. We need real leaders with brains energy and guts. Matt Erickson is the only one this race who can win. I am the only one with brains energy and guts. These others running for congress they don’t have it. They will not build America first.”
Billions for protecting “Muslim countries”
On international issues Erickson said “we spend billions protecting the borders of Muslim countries and we let our own (borders) fail. Elect Matt Erickson and we will build the wall. We will finish the job and destroy ISIS. We will bring our taxes home and build America first.”
“I am basically John F. Kennedy. I look in the mirror and I ask myself each morning ‘Matthew David Erickson what can you do for your country today?’ And the answer comes back, ‘I will do my goll-danged darnedest.’”
Erickson has not yet talked to Congressman Kline, but intends to and thinks he can change Kline’s mind to support him instead of Miller.
John Howe walked by the press conference room on his way to the Secretary of State’s Office to file for the CD2 seat.
Howe says he has been in touch with Kline and has asked him to reconsider his support of Miller.
Video at top: Mathew Erickson press conference
Video below: John Howe files to run in Republican CD2 primary