MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The front-runner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination is visiting Minneapolis Monday.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a fundraiser at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger, wife of Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

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Clinton is one of four Democrats who have announced their bids. The former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady has a commanding lead in early-state polls.

There are a dozen Republicans who have officially jumped into the race for president. More are expected.

Prior to Clinton’s arrival the Republican Party of Minnesota held a news conference at the state office building, and the party isn’t shying away from letting everyone know how they feel about her visit to the Twin Cities. They say she is dishonest and untrustworthy.

At the news conference the Republican Party of Minnesota accused Clinton of being shady, secretive and misleading voters.

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“From accepting foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while Secretary of State to her private email server to her dead-broke, out-of-touch comments to her shadiness on the Benghazi disaster to resets and failures internationally, it’s no wonder voters don’t trust her. Hillary Clinton is one shady politician from the past and Americans can do so much better,” Republican Party chairman Keith Downey said.

“Bernie Sanders visited Minnesota in May and now this month we are welcoming Hillary Clinton to our great state. We expect to see all of the presidential candidates visit Minnesota sometime this summer. Minnesota DFLers are excited to elect the next Democratic president in 2016. DFLers know this person will continue President Barack Obama’s work to provide opportunity for all, invest in the middle class and grow the economy,” DFL chairman Ken Martin said in response to Clinton’s visit.

This will be Clinton’s first visit to Minnesota as a candidate for President.

A ticket to the private fundraiser is $2,700, which is the maximum amount allowed by law before a nominee is selected.

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Thus far, Clinton has not scheduled any public appearances.