Updated 12:07 p.m. | Posted 12 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will be in Minneapolis next week to raise money for his presidential campaign.
Rubio will attend the Sept. 10 event at the Minneapolis Club. Supporters will pay $1,000 per person for a VIP reception, $500 for lunch, according to the invitation.
A campaign spokesperson said no other events are planned during the trip.
Hennepin County Commissioner and 2014 GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson is chairing Rubio’s Minnesota campaign. Johnson is listed as a host for the fundraiser, along with Andrew Brehm and Nicholas Conant.
Results of a new national poll from Public Policy Polling shows Rubio running fifth among Republican presidential hopefuls with 5 percent.
Johnson said he convinced Rubio to also hold a brief private meeting at the Minneapolis Club with state legislators and local party officials.
“Whether they’re committed to him or not or even if they’re supporting a different Republican, we’ll welcome them to come just to hear him talk and maybe ask him a few questions,” Johnson said.
Six candidates have filed to run in the special election in Minnesota House District 3A.
Four DFLers, one Republican and one independent want to fill the vacancy caused by the recent death of Rep. David Dill, DFL-Crane Lake.
The DFL candidates are Rob Ecklund, Bill Hansen, Eric Johnson and Heidi Omerza. The Republican is Roger Skraba. Kelsey Johnson is running as an independent.
The filing period ended at 5 p.m. Monday. The special election is scheduled for Dec. 8. The special primary will be held Sept. 29.
House District 3A includes all or part of Cook, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis Counties.
Good morning, here are some interesting news stories.
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2. China and Russia are using hacked U.S. government data to try to identify U.S. intelligence agents. (Los Angeles Times)
3. More of Hillary Clinton’s emails have been released and more have been deemed to have contained classified information. (Politico)
4. But is there any evidence yet that Clinton broke any laws? Legal experts say no. (AP)
5. They’re not those exotic jumping carp, but they’re still an invasive species. (MPR News)
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