MOORHEAD — As he works to get re-elected, President Donald Trump is looking to capture voters in the possible swing state of Minnesota. His campaign will need voters on the state's west side.
On Saturday, June 27, the Moorhead Trump Victory Office opened at 2921 South Frontage Road, a couple blocks west of Moorhead's Target store along Highway 10.
During the grand-opening event, Republican-endorsed House of Representatives candidate Michelle Fischbach spoke about trying to unseat Collin Peterson, a Democrat who's held the District 7 seat in western Minnesota since 1991.
Fischbach said a Trump campaign office in the district will also help sway voters toward other Republicans on the ballot.
"(Trump) wants to win and make sure that he gets his message out to the people in the state of Minnesota, so opening these offices is very important," Fischbach said.
Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., also spoke at the Moorhead office opening, saying it comes at a time when this election is more important than ever.
"If Minnesota carries the day for Donald Trump and for Jason Lewis, it will be because the people of District 7 made it happen," he said during his speech.
Lewis, a Republican, is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Tina Smith, D-Minn.
A representative with Sen. Smith's office issued a statement about the new office, saying she'll continue to "work hard for Minnesota families across the state" to make sure she keeps her seat in the Senate.