The presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio has called off a Minneapolis fundraiser planned for Thursday because the Florida Republican needs to be in Washington to vote on the Iran nuclear deal.
Rubio spokesman Alex Conant confirmed late Wednesday that the Minneapolis Club fundraiser was off. A U.S. Senate vote on the deal struck between the Obama Administration, Iran and other nations was initially expected to come at the end of the week but is now expected on Thursday.
Conant said the fundraiser would be rescheduled. Another Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is also scheduled for a Minneapolis fundraising stop on Thursday.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."