Marco Rubio in Minnesota to fundraise for his presidential campaign


U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is in Minnesota Tuesday to rally supporters and raise money for his presidential campaign.

He's hosting a fundraiser at the Minneapolis Club Tuesday morning, KSTP reports. (Rubio was scheduled to visit Minnesota in September, but canceled it to attend a vote in Washington, the Pioneer Press says.)


Ahead of the fundraiser, the Florida senator held a news conference and released the members of his Minnesota leadership team, which includes at least one person from each U.S. Congressional District in the state.

Here's a list of them:


Rubio had already announced Jeff Johnson, former Hennepin County commissioner and the 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate, as the state chairperson.

The team will work to grow support for the presidential candidate ahead of the Minnesota caucuses on March 1. Earlier this month, Johnson told MinnPost their focus is "solely" on getting Rubio supporters to show up for the caucus, adding the hope is "to win the caucus and bring more delegates for Rubio [to the Republican National Convention] than anyone else."

Rubio is the latest Republican candidate to make a stop in Minnesota in an effort to drum up more support, reports note. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was here last month and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul spoke in Minnesota in November.

All three Democratic presidential candidates – Hillary Clinton, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders – will be in Minnesota Feb. 12 to attend the fifth annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner in St. Paul, a DFL news release said.


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