Bill Clinton in Minneapolis tonight for Dayton fundraiserby Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Former President Bill Clinton will be in Minneapolis Tuesday to raise money for Democrat Mark Dayton's campaign for governor.
Clinton is holding a private fundraiser for Dayton at the Graves 601 Hotel. Dayton, who supported Hillary Clinton's bid for president in 2008, said Monday that he's pleased Clinton is helping his campaign.
"It's great that he's coming in," Dayton said. "It's too bad that we didn't find out in enough time to have a full public event; that we don't have the logistical ability to put on but a lot of people will be there tomorrow night and a lot of people will feel a part of it.
"I'm just honored that President Clinton will come all the way from Ohio on my behalf."
Dayton declined to say how much the fundraiser will raise for the campaign and the DFL Party. Donors are being asked to give a minimum of $1,000 to attend the event.
The Clinton fundraiser comes one day after Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, held a closed door fundraiser for Republican Tom Emmer's campaign.