Jill Biden to campaign in Minnesota

Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will campaign in Minnesota next week.

Events aren’t finalized but a Democratic official says Biden will campaign in Minneapolis and Duluth on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. This will be Jill Biden’s second campaign stop in Minnesota since Labor Day.

The announcement comes on the same day that Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for Vice President, is scheduled to hold a private fundraiser in Minneapolis. Guests are being asked to give at least $1,000 to attend the event. Couples who give $25,000 can attend a private dinner with Ryan.

Ryan has no public events scheduled in the state – a signal that Minnesota may be losing the swing state status it gained in prior election cycles.

Mitt Romney held a private fundraiser in Minnesota in August but held no public events.

Meanwhile, the Obama campaign has made several stops in the state. President Obama last campaigned here in June and Vice President Biden campaigned in Minneapolis and St. Paul in August.