State Sen. Dave Thompson, former House Republican leaders Kurt Zellers and Marty Seifert, and Republican National Committeeman Chris Tiedeman will all help lead Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign in Minnesota.
Walker's campaign planned to release the list of campaign co-chairs on Monday. A day later, Walker is scheduled for a Brooklyn Center campaign stop where he'll detail an alternative to Obamacare. He will also appear at a Tuesday evening fundraiser at O'Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul.
The co-chairs join House Speaker Kurt Daudt, who is Walker's state chairman. With a crowded field of Republican candidates looking for a viable path to the nomination, the Wisconsin governor's campaign has signaled in recent days it intends to make a priority of winning Minnesota's March 1 presidential caucus.
"Walker's growing leadership team in his neighboring state is a reflection of his unique appeal in the Midwest and his dedication to competing aggressively in the early caucus state," according to a Walker campaign press release.
Walker's Tuesday visit will be followed next week by a Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis that is scheduled to feature speeches by Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders and other Democratic candidates for president.