MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Kevin Poindexter, the former executive director of the Minnesota Republican Party, is now the Minnesota state director to help in President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.

On Tuesday morning, the chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party, Jennifer Carnahan, announced the transition.

“These moves to put the strongest people in strategic places to strengthen our operation in MN for 2020,” she said.

Poindexter takes the place of Tim Lagerman, who came to Minnesota from Pennsylvania in early summer.

Trump will be the only Republican on the 2020 presidential ballot in Minnesota, and has said that he’ll win Minnesota in 2020. Trump lost the state by less than 45,000 votes in 2016.

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