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Marco Rubio to open Minnesota campaign office

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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is opening his first campaign office in Minnesota this week.

The Florida Senator's Minnesota office will open in Maple Grove on Thursday, with an event featuring Utah Congressman Christ Stewart planned for 6:15 p.m., Pioneer Press reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger tweeted.

Rubio previously announced Jeff Johnson, former Hennepin County commissioner and the 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate, as the state chairperson for his campaign. Last month, he named the rest of his Minnesota leadership team ahead of a fundraiser in Minneapolis.

Johnson told MinnPost their focus is “solely” on getting Rubio supporters to show up for the March 1 caucus, adding the hope is “to win the caucus and bring more delegates for Rubio [to the Republican National Convention] than anyone else.”

Rubio also recently got the support of Minnesota U.S. Rep. John Kline:

https://twitter.com/Kline4Congress/status/695305565199843328

Most of the attention surrounding the presidential election has been on South Carolina and Nevada this week, where state primaries and caucuses will be held later this month, Heavy reports. South Carolina's governor endorsed Rubio on Wednesday, The State says.

According to FiveThirtyEight's polls-plus forecast, Donald Trump has a 73 percent chance of winning the South Carolina primary, while Rubio has a 14 percent chance.

Minnesota's caucuses will be held on "Super Tuesday", as one of 12 states selecting its preferred candidates.

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