Two people with knowledge of the visit say the Democratic vice president will hold two campaign events in Minnesota next Tuesday. Biden is holding a campaign rally in Minneapolis over the noon hour. He’ll also hold a campaign rally in Rochester later that afternoon.
Biden’s visit comes two days before Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a fundraiser in Minnesota. The visits are a sign that both presidential campaigns are putting a greater emphasis on Minnesota. President Obama last campaigned in the state in June.
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