Henneps County Democratic Committee chairman Jeff Cagle said Friday he plans to hold a candidate forum on the primary race next week and discuss his decision to seek the nomination, which he said could cost him his bid for the presidency.
Cagle made the announcement in a memo to the Democratic Party of Minnesota, the state party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Catching up on the latest news, we need to get to know you better, he wrote.
We need to make sure we know what we’re talking about when we discuss the nomination process, he said.
If we don’t know what’s going on, we’ll just be left in the dark.
The county’s Democratic Party and the Minnesota Democratic Party declined to comment on the matter.
The event, scheduled for July 1, will be held in the former U.S. House Speaker’s office building in the Minneapolis suburb of South Minneapolis.
Cattlemen, environmentalists and other groups will be invited to join Cagle in the hall, which will be open to the public.
Cagles plan is the latest in a series of actions by the county party to woo Democrats.
In September, Cagle announced that he was forming a political action committee to support candidates who are not Democrats, which is not the same as endorsing them.