The Minnesota Republican Party announced today that it will host the 2011 Midwest Leadership Conference in October. The event is hosted every two years by a state in the Republican National Committee's Midwest Region. Those states include Ohio, Missiouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota.
The event will also feature a forum of GOP presidential hopefuls which means former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann may be marketing their presidential bona fides in their home state.
"With a full slate of events, including a presidential candidate forum, activist trainings, and a series of speeches from conservative leaders, the 2011 Midwest Leadership Conference promises to be an exciting and memorable experience for Republican activists from across the country," stated Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton in a news release.
The event will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel on October 7th and 8th.