By Esme Murphy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While Donald Trump does have an active campaign in Minnesota, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been more aggressive.

On Sunday, her national campaign manager, Robby Mook, was at the Minnesota State Fair.

Most pollsters have Minnesota leaning Democratic, considering the state has not voted for a Republican for president since 1972, when Richard Nixon was re-elected.

But Clinton was beaten badly here by Bernie Sanders in the caucuses, and the Clinton campaign insists Clinton is not taking Minnesota for granted.

“We feel great about how we are doing here, we feel great about the organization, and I have been seeing lots of enthusiastic volunteers,” Mook said.

The Clinton campaign also has its eyes on two neighboring states that share media markets with Minnesota: Wisconsin and Iowa. Both are considered key swing states.

In Wisconsin right now, Clinton is ahead. In Iowa, the race is dead even.

Esme Murphy

Comments (47)
  1. Kally Waters says:

    If you want to push blacks deeper into poverty like Obama has done for 8 years then vote for Hillary! Keep them asking “what government going to do for me” and expecting handouts. That way they will never advance and never get off of the government platation. If you are a real racest you should vote for Hillary.

  2. Kally Waters says:

    I want to keep black people in their place and keep them in poverity so I am going to vote for Hillary. Like Obama did for 8 years, Black house holds earn $2000 less on average then they did before Obama became president. He must have done something right and I think Hillary will keep it going! VOTE HILLARY

    1. phil says:

      U Idiot, Do u really think Crookid Hillary really gives a %$$# about the people in america? Shes will do anything for a vote.. Shes a crook and u know if it was anyone else they would be in jail.. i can not believe the people in america who vote for crookid hilary are that stupid. IRS claims the 100s of millions thats in her pocket she only has to donate 10%.. LOL Wha a joke!!! u dumb Liberals

      1. dieter says:

        please learn to recognize and understand the use of sarcasm

    2. Contra Ventus says:

      You’ve got to be Irish with hair that color and a “tongue that could clip a hedge.” Love your style!

  3. dan w says:

    Trump has no chance in Minnesota, the state GOP is so dysfunctional Trump and Pence didn’t even make the first run of the sample ballots, simple paperwork is too complicated for his campaign, and being the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet is way above Trumps abilities.

    He actually has no chance at all…

    1. Margy Sanger says:

      your wh0ring mother birthed a terd

    2. John says:

      Minneapolis/ St. Paul and Duluth set the tone for MN politics. The rest of the state usually votes conservative. Not all MN residents are that ‘progressive’.

    3. Vince says:

      But you want HILLARY to lead the most powerful nation? Talk about dysfunctional. Your state has a lot problems if THAT’S who you’re voting for.

    4. Betty says:

      The posers who got control of the MN republican party are not dysfunctional they are Uni-Party loyalist and do not give a hoot about Minnesotan conservatives, they exist to thwart conservatives every chance they get.

      The poser’s nose really went out of joint when Jeb didn’t win, then Rubio didn’t win, then Cruz didn’t win, they can’t even find their noses now, But as far as Donald Trump is concerned they are democrats.

      And reading that Mook is here in MN holding his own microphone is as nasty as reading that FGM is on the rise and that Minnesota is leading the way,

      There is not a nasty thing reported every where MN is not mentioned in the first paragraph.

  4. Hillary poops her pants and babbles about conspiracies — she belongs in a long term care facility.

  5. Dan Warren says:

    Clinton Calls 1/2 of Americans “RACIST”……

    One Picture is Worth 10,000 Words….

    [Make this Meme go Viral ! …….the Media will simply NOT ALLOW Trump’s and the American People’s message to be heard or seen ……it is ALL up to us and Donald ……and he’s already doing everything he can…we need to get the message out to ALL our family, friends, and acquaintances]

    ⤵ Do you like this?

  6. Jesse Ventura, Al Franken…

    Minnesota will vote for any con-man or pervert who wanders along.

    With Mrs. Stainmaker they get a two-fer.

  7. vince foster esq says:

    The Sheeple of Minnesota will enthusiastically vote for any Santa Claus who promises them a welfare check or a No-work government “job”. Which makes HilLIARy a sure thing in MN.

    1. Ryan J Brown says:

      That’s not true. Anywhere outside of Hennepin county, the state is as redneck as you can get. Hennepin county holds all of the power in the state. All the liberals live in Hennepin county. The voting districts need to be rewritten.

  8. A state that is full of Muslims, Somali skinnies, welfare leeches, and other dregs will ALWAYS vote for The Party of Santa Claus. At this point secession from these losers is the only way to salvage what is left of the USA.

  9. Khaw Ai Sim says:

    evil joe biden evil erdoran turkey nobody help kurds give them a state vote trump maybe trump will help kurds. Turkey launched their incursion in Syria because the Kurds took Manbij and cut the Main Supply Route between Raqaa and Turkey. This is not about the Turks wanting to attack ISIS, this is about ISIS being to weak to keep open its supply routes so their Turkish backers want to do it for them.
    The YPG have given their answer to Joe Bidens call that they abandon Manbij with an emphatic Foxtrot Oscar by staying put and destroying Turkish armour.
    Good for them! My personal hope is they reward US duplicity with another Foxtrot Oscar when the Americans ask them to take Raqaa. The US Governments backing of the duplicitous Turks when the Kurds have been fighting and dying against ISIS is disgusting.

    1. Contra Ventus says:

      I’m with you Khaw Ai, what’s going on today, and what HIllary will perpetuate globally, is criminal.

    2. trutherator says:

      Kurd so should have their own state. So should every such self-identified culture.

      It’s time to tell the national rulers NO MORE WAR!!!!

  10. Marx Dayton says:

    Minneapolis millenials have no problem with crippling college debt or chronic unemployment. They are happy living in mom’s basement following fantasy football or the Kardasian’s Twitter feed on a smart phone paid for with their dad’s disability check.

  11. melski says:

    I have been seeing lots of enthusiastic volunteers,” Mook said. That is funny! How about seeing a lot of enthusiastic VOTERS? Not there !

  12. Mary says:

    Left the state 40 yrs ago and never looked back.

  13. Myyne Gaime says:

    Notice how it was Mook who went to Minn, not HIllary Clinton.. Every week Trump pulls in monster crowds of 5K +. Hillary, not so much.. She hasn’t done a press conference in months, appears rarely on a real news channel.. Usually it’s something harmless where her biggest challenge is to open a jar of pickles. She has so many ghosts in the closet, she can’t go into a venue where she might encounter opposition. It’s telling. I can’t wait for the debates. I predict a complete and total melt down.. Trump won’t stand for a 20 minute bathroom break. She better buck up.. Sanders was a push over. She’s about to face a monster and he really has to do is let everyone remember her complete failure as Sec of State, Benghazi and the new emails that demonstrate she new day one IT WASN’T ABOUT A VIDEO and she lied straight faced to the families.. what a complete horrible person. There’s no need to discuss current topics because Hillary’s already demonstrated she’s corrupt and inept.

  14. Jason says:

    Hillary sold out our country she is only n it for $$ and power!! The media covers up her criminal emails etc.. She is a sick human and should be in jail google Clinton Cash movie and watch it it is very good!! I live in NY she was a terrible NY senator she promised but never delivered!!

  15. Hillary's Dark Heart says:

    I hope Mook gets punked by an illegal alien felon.

    1. Contra Ventus says:

      Rise up!

  16. NorgeX says:

    The media, and Mook, are just trying to blow smoke up your a$$ again. Of course Cankles is taking MN for granted, but to not appear as such, she will send a lapdog on a bus tour of all the places she hasn’t got the energy to go to herself. Said lapdog will talk about how ‘intense’ she is and tyr to project her victory as ‘inevitable’, in an attempt to diminish her opponent. She and the lapdogs have no clue how hated she is, how lowly our opinion of the lying shrew is. The depth of anger in this country would terrify the lamestream media, but they are just as clueless.

  17. Where are all the Crooked Hillary supporters?

    1. Vince says:

      They need a rest. Defending the indefensible can be exhausting.

      1. Contra Ventus says:

        Now that’s funny.

  18. Vince says:

    IMAGINE supporting a woman found to be “grossly negligent” in handling classified material but because she was not convicted of a CRIME it makes her qualified to be PRESIDENT??? What insanity.

  19. Milton says:

    Try to keep this in mind; Donald Trump did not steal your money. Donald Trump did not raise your taxes. Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food. Trump is not starting a race war. Trump did not leave any US soldiers in Benghazi to be slaughtered and desecrated by Muslims. Trump did not send the US Navy to fight for Syrian Al-Qaeda. Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East. Trump did not betray Israel. Trump did not provide financing and technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Trump did not give our military secrets to China. Trump did not remove our nuclear missile shield in Poland at the behest of Russia. Trump did not shrivel our military, and betray our veterans. Trump did not cripple our economy. Trump did not increase our debt to 20 trillion dollars. Trump did not ruin our credit, twice. Trump did not double African American unemployment. Trump did not increase welfare to a record level for eight years. Trump did not sign a law making it legal to execute, and imprison Americans. Trump did not set free all of terrorists in Guantanamo bay.

  20. ump says:

    The menu is a bit sick of those media antics from Syria.
    At the beginning of the Obama decided that the regime is not democratic and must be changed immediately.
    Assad agreed to the change but it is not instantaneous.
    Later this resulted in a terrible war that everyone turns my stomach in the worst possible way.
    But since we regularly monitor CNN and RT in order to have the two sides of the conflict, but somehow I have to follow and Al Jazeera and all we somehow not okay.
    And here’s why.
    CNN claims to be placed on the side of moderate rebels, and all izvštaji given by journalists who are wrapped in some kind of hijab.
    When RT’s journalists report on the other hand, no or hardly any is wearing a hijab and an occasional woman in the street bears, and some of them do not carry.
    I think I have the wrong definition of the word moderate rebel in the dictionary or it comes to the most heinous lie.

  21. Wow! Her CAMPAIGN MANAGER was there! Look out, Repubilcans!

  22. This is just one of the unfortunate effects of having an electoral college, everyone in the sate gets blamed for the sh## that gets into office nowadays. I’ve never voted for any over these pansya@@ politicians that are in office. I already knew that they were worthless crooks. Our votes pretty much don’t count. None of these people in office represent me, my family or our communities.