With five weeks to go before the election, President Donald Trump was back in Minnesota Wednesday to headline a GOP fundraiser in Shorewood and then hold an evening rally in Duluth.
Several dozen supporters were gathered behind barricades across from Air Force One shortly after his arrival at 4:08 p.m. on the Minnesota National Guard side of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Among them were Minnesota Senate Republican Leader Paul Gazelka, House GOP Leader Kurt Daudt, and U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis.
It is Trump’s seventh visit to Minnesota since taking office, and his second to northern Minnesota since early voting started in the state on Sept. 18, when he rallied supporters in Bemidji while Democrat challenger Joe Biden met with union members in Duluth.
The focus on northern Minnesota underscores the importance of working-class voters in the region to both campaigns.
Ahead of Trump’s visit, Biden’s campaign released a