Minnesota stop added to packed Friday campaign schedule

Minnesota stop added to packed Friday campaign schedule

Updated: October 29, 2020 04:35 PM

Joe Biden has added a Minnesota stop to his Friday campaign schedule, on top of an already-announced visit to Wisconsin, as President Donald Trump also plans to visit both states on the same day.

Biden will hold a "drive-in" event in St. Paul on Friday afternoon, though the exact location of the event was not immediately announced. After St. Paul, Biden will travel to Milwaukee for an evening event. The visits will be Biden's second to Minnesota and third to Wisconsin since the political conventions.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump will speak in Green Bay in mid-afternoon on Friday and then in Rochester, Minn., in the late afternoon. The visits will mark the sixth Wisconsin visit and the fourth Minnesota visit by Trump since the conventions began.

Biden also visited Duluth on Sept. 18, the same day Trump was in Bemidji. Trump then campaigned in Duluth on Sept. 30.

As of Friday, the president, vice president, or members of their immediate families will have visited Minnesota or Wisconsin on 21 dates since the political conventions began.

Meanwhile, Biden's Friday visits will mark the ninth date that he, Kamala Harris, or their spouses have held in-person events in the two states since the conventions. The Biden campaign has also held numerous virtual gatherings and events featuring supporters.

In 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton did not campaign in Wisconsin before the election and lost to Trump by 22,748 votes, which was less than one percentage point. Clinton won Minnesota by 44,765 votes, or about 1.5 percentage points.

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