The state’s top elected Republican is remaining neutral, for now, about his party’s 2016 presidential candidates.
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, has been unaffiliated since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of the race last month. Daudt had been serving as the Minnesota chairman of Walker’s campaign.
“I’m just kind of watching the field,” Daudt said. “There are a lot of great candidates on the Republican side.”
Daudt said his first priority is the state House GOP caucus and getting ready for next year’s legislative contests.
He said he probably won’t engage “anytime soon” with any presidential campaigns. But that hasn’t stop them from asking for his support.
“Quite a few campaigns have reached out to me,” he said.
Daudt did not say which campaigns have approached him.