Marco Rubio Fundraising in Minnesota & Announces Leadership Team

Minneapolis, Minnesota January 19, 2016  At 8am this morning, 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio held a fundraiser and rally in Minneapolis.

Joined by his Minnesota Campaign leadership team, including former gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson, GOP operatives Steve Sviggum and Marty Seifert, Rubio held a $2700 per person fundraiser and press conference at the Minneapolis Club.


On January 18, 2016, Rubio’s campaign announced its Minnesota Leadership Team:

David Asp, Minnetonka
Ken Cobb, Bemidji
Rob Doar, Shoreview
Steve Evensen, Arden Hills
Justin Gillette, Minneapolis
Bill Glahn, Edina
Andrew Hasek, Fairmont
Luke Hellier, Edina
Jeff Johnson, Plymouth
Danny Nadeau, Rogers
Harry Niska, Anoka
Jen Niska, Anoka
Erik Radtke, Shakopee
Marty Seifert, Marshall
Craig Sondag, Cottage Grove
Tracy Sterk, Plymouth
Matthew Stevens, Elk River
David Sturrock, Marshall
Steve Sviggum, Kenyon
Nate Swanson, Eagan
Dave Thul, Owatonna
Jennifer Wilson, Hermantown
Jen Wilson, Hassan

Rubio (11.8%) currently trails Donald Trump (34.5%) and Ted Cruz (19.3%) in the Real Clear Politics average of national polling data.  In November’s Minnesota Republican Central Committee’s convention straw poll, Rubio (46 votes) came in second to Ted Cruz (90 votes), with Trump a distant fourth with 29 votes.

The GOP Caucuses will take place on March 1, 2016.  Due to rule changes with regard to delegates being bound to their votes, Minnesota is sure to see more attention from all the GOP Presidential candidates over the next few months.

Updated Jan. 19, 2016 3:37pm

Andrea Mayer-Bruestle