Obama campaign manager to hold rallies, raise money in MN this week

President Obama’s campaign manager will be in Minnesota this week to raise money for the campaign and encourage get out the vote efforts.

Jim Messina will join DFL Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak for a town hall and “organizing discussion” at Macalester College in St. Paul on Wednesday at 1pm. He’ll be holding a similar event with Rybak and DFL Congressman Keith Ellison at the University of Minnesota at 2:30 on the same day.

Messina is also in town to raise money. A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor is hosting a fundraiser at his home for Messina. Keillor is an independent contractor for American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio’s parent company.

clarification– Keillor’s production company, Prairie Home Productions, produces A Prairie Home Companion, which is heard on MPR and other public radio stations across the country. The program is distributed by American Public Media, sister company to Minnesota Public Radio.

Messina is also hosting a higher dollar fundraising dinner at The Lexington restaurant in St. Paul on Wednesday night.