I hear that Cain a-comin’…

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will be making a campaign stop in Minnesota in June.

Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, announced on Twitter today that he’ll be attending the RightOnline 2011 Convention in Minneapolis on June 18. The conference is scheduled to be held on June 17th and 18th and aims to bring together conservative bloggers, conservative organizations and citizen actviists for grassroots training.

The conference is organized by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a group that works to advance Republican issues. The group is funded by David Koch of the Koch Industries (You can read more about the group at FactCheck.org’s site).

Cain isn’t the only candidate for the White House who is scheduled to speak at the event. Tim Pawlenty is scheduled to speak. GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is considering a run, is also scheduled to speak at the event.

And the RightOnline 2011 Convention isn’t the only political event being held in Minneapolis that weekend.

The Democratic leaning Netroots Nation will be holding its annual conference in Minneapolis between June 16 and June 19.

DFL Sen. Al Franken, DFL Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL Rep. Tim Walz and former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-WI are some of the people who will be speak at the Netroots Nation event.

Netroots nation was originally organized by the writers of The Daily Kos.

  • Thanks for the mention/write up.

    ‘Netroots’ is one word and the ‘R’ is NEVER capitalized.

  • Helen

    I’m looking forward to the Right Online folks coming to Minneapolis. I have a lot of questions for them. And I’m seeing the fact that they meeting at a union hotel as a good sign.

  • Jamie

    “Herman Cain, [never-before-heard-of] Republican coming to the Twin Cities… blah blah blah blah blah…” for four paragraphs… And oh yeah, some progressives are doing something too.