Ahead of his visit Tuesday to the Twin Cities, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has lined up more support for his presidential bid from prominent Minnesota Republicans.
Walker is holding a campaign event Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn Center business, where he’ll unveil an alternative to the federal health insurance law championed by President Obama. He’s also scheduled to speak at an evening fundraiser in St. Paul for the Minnesota Jobs Coalition, a conservative political group.
Walker’s campaign announced honorary co-chairs on Monday: state Sen. Dave Thompson of Lakeville, former House Republican leaders Kurt Zellers of Maple Grove and Marty Seifert of Marshall, and Chris Tiedeman, a Republican National Committeeman from Minnesota. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, was previously announced as Walker’s Minnesota campaign chairman.
Walker’s campaign has signaled recently that it is making it a priority to win 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,” said a campaign news release.
Next week, a Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis is scheduled to feature speeches by Democratic candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.