DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar will host a fundraiser for Democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher’s campaign for governor on Saturday night. The fundraiser will be held at the home of Judi Dutcher, a 2002 candidate for governor who was also Mike Hatch’s running mate in 2006. Some of Kelliher’s former DFL opponents, including Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, DFL Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL Sen. John Marty and DFL Sen. Tom Bakk are also listed as co-hosts.
Kelliher is facing a DFL primary battle with former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton and former legislator Matt Entenza.
The big question is whether Kelliher, who serves as Speaker of the Minnesota House, will be there. She may have a little bit of work to do since a budget deal hasn’t been reached and midnight Sunday is the deadline to pass bills.
Here’s the invite.