Tom Emmer, Spokesperson

Tom Emmer was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. Because of his gubernatorial campaign, he did not seek re-election to the House in 2010. Emmer officially announced his candidacy for governor of the State of Minnesota in July 2009. On August 10, he easily won the Republican primary election, receiving 82 percent of the vote. Tom received the endorsement of Sarah Palin in his bid for governor of Minnesota, and was also endorsed by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau.

Tom trailed by 9,000 votes behind his Democratic opponent Mark Dayton in the un-certified election results, though the count was close enough to trigger an automatic recount. He ultimately conceded the election. Tom currently resides in Minnesota with his wife Jacquie, and their seven children.

Excerpts From The Full Interview

Why Republicans should support National Popular Vote

What will happen to the battleground states under the National Popular Vote

Why the National Popular Vote would not change the Electoral College

Why Emmer supports the National Popular Vote

What affect the National Popular Vote will have on small states

Which political party benefits from the National Popular Vote

The Electoral College Winner-Take-All System