RNC Chair Reince Priebus is in Minnesota today to hold private fundraisers for the RNC and the Minnesota Republican Party. Priebus held a briefing with reporters this afternoon to emphasize that he believes Minnesota will play a factor in the 2012 presidential race.
“Make no mistake about it, Minnesota will be a battleground state in 2012,” Priebus said over and over. “I believe Barack Obama will lose here in 2012.”
Priebus is bullish that his party will defeat President Obama in 2012 but Republicans have to pick a candidate first.
The true test, however, will be to see if Priebus is right about Minnesota voting for a Republican candidate for president. The RNC Chairs that have preceded Preibus have been wrong about similar predictions since 1972.