Former Minnesota Republican Party chair Pat Shortridge, a former congressional staffer and campaign consultant for high profile campaigns in Minnesota and elsewhere, is chairing the new group and Lonny Leitner, a former American Majority regional director and veteran of numerous campaigns, is the group's treasurer.
"Minnesota needs excellent conservative leaders and to get them and keep them we will make the necessary investments," Shortridge said.
The group's mission is to: "Promote and defend Minnesota’s first-rate conservative legislative leaders and encourage similar leadership from a broader spectrum of members and candidates."
Both Shortridge and Leitner have national connections that could help bring in campaign cash for the fight. And who might receive that help?
Shortridge said the group is tracking Reps. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, and David FitzSimmons, R-Albertville, races, "very, very, very closely."
Both Loon and FitzSimmons voted to legalize gay marriage in 2013 and were denied local Republicans' endorsement for re-election this year.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.