House Minority Leader John Boehner is planning to head to Minnesota to campaign for Randy Demmer at the end of the month.
Boehner’s office declined to release details about his trip, but Demmer spokesman Jason Flohrs said the campaign was looking forward to having the Minority Leader in Minnesota on August 30.
“We’re excited he’s coming out,” Flohrs said. “It’s a great chance to highlight the national level of attention this race is starting to get.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee has rated Demmer a “contender” in its “Young Guns” program, as the Minnesota state representative challenges Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota's first district. The recognition is equivalent to the Democrats’ “Red-to-Blue” program, which includes Rep. Michele Bachmann’s challenger Tarryl Clark.
Boehner would likely become House Speaker should Republicans take back the House, and rural, swing districts like Walz’s could help determine which party ends up in control.