Former President Bill Clinton will campaign in Minneapolis and Duluth on Tuesday.
Clinton is scheduled to hold campaign rallies for President Obama, Senator Amy Klobuchar and other DFL candidates. The visit was confirmed by several Democratic officials in Minnesota. No other details of the visit have been released yet.
The Clinton visit comes at a time when polls show the race for president getting close in Minnesota. A Star Tribune poll released over the weekend showed Obama with a three percentage point lead over Mitt Romney. Clinton’s visit to Duluth could help Democrat Rick Nolan’s efforts to unseat Republican Congressman Chip Cravaack.
Meanwhile, a senior GOP official in Minnesota says Mitt Romney’s campaign is seriously discussing whether Romney, Paul Ryan or both candidates will make a campaign stop in Minnesota before Election Day.
Minnesota has not backed a Republican for president since 1972.
UPDATE: Officials from the Obama campaign have confirmed Clinton’s Tuesday visit to Minnesota. It’s part of a broader swing through battleground states that includes Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire and Wisconsin.
Clinton’s visits will likely include stops on campuses in Minneapolis and Duluth.