President Biden is visiting a farm in Northfield, Minnesota today to advocate for more investment in "climate smart" agricultural funding. When asked by the press why the White House picked Minnesota, AG Secretary stated "there are obviously a lot of folks in Minnesota that understand and appreciate climate smart agriculture." Although most see the trip as a play against his most notable primary challenger, Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips.
A trip to a humble little farm alone is not worth firing up the massive carbon footprint of Air Force One though. Biden will be attending a $50,000/plate fundraising event in the evening.
Here's a surprise...MinnPost ran the numbers on fundraising for Biden and Trump in Minnesota, and it turns out Trump has the advantage. Minnesotans have donated $581,838 to Trump's 2024 bid, while Biden has only raised $388,517 from donors in the state. With tonight's high dollar event, look for those numbers to even out.
When it comes to donations to all Republican candidates, Minnesotans have donated $1.3 Million.