Newt raising money for Emmer this week

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House, will be in town this week to raise money for Republican Tom Emmer’s campaign for governor. Emmer’s campaign is asking donors to give $1,000 to attend the luncheon. The event will be held at the Marriot City Center in Minneapolis at noon on Wednesday.

Emmer’s campaign says there are no public events scheduled with Gingrich.

Update: The MNGOP says Gingrich will hold a news conference after the luncheon.

The Gingrich fundraiser will be held one day after Vice-President Joe Biden will be in Minnesota on behalf of Democrat Mark Dayton. Biden will hold a campaign rally and fundraiser for Dayton.

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