Trump to headline annual Minnesota GOP dinner 

The dinner is scheduled for Friday, May 17.

Former President Donald Trump speaking with attendees at the 2023 Turning Point Action Conference at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Former President Donald Trump will headline the Minnesota Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Reagan dinner, party chairman David Hann announced Monday.

“We are thrilled to welcome President Trump back to Minnesota to headline our Lincoln Reagan dinner, an annual tradition that reminds us of the roots of our Party and the leaders who have been most impactful in promoting our American values. I can think of no one more fitting to join us this year than President Trump,” Hann said.

This will be the former president’s first trip to Minnesota in the 2024 election cycle. Trump campaign officials reportedly said at a private gathering over the weekend that they are eyeing Minnesota as a potential pickup opportunity, according to NBC News.

Trump lost Minnesota to Democrat Hillary Clinton by just 1.5 points in the 2016 presidential election, but Biden expanded the margin of victory to 7 points in 2020.

On average, polling shows Biden leading Trump in Minnesota by a little more than 2 points, according to RealClearPolitics.

“I could not be more excited to host President Trump and officially kick off our 2024 campaign,” said House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, who is serving as chair of the Trump campaign in Minnesota.

“Joe Biden’s failed policies are showing Minnesotans each day that President Trump is the only choice to lead our country forward. Let’s put America First and win in November.”

The dinner is scheduled for Friday, May 17.


Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and wrote for the Daily Caller.