Ryan to rally in Minneapolis

Published 9:42 am Friday, November 2, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is making time to rally supporters in Minnesota this weekend.

The campaign announced late Thursday that Ryan, running mate of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will be hosting a “victory rally” on Sunday afternoon at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The event, coming two days before Election Day, underscores recent efforts by the Romney-Ryan campaign to bolster support in areas beyond the traditional battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida.

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National polls show Romney and Ryan are locked in a tight race President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, though many swing state polls have shown a slight edge for the president.

Ryan passed through the St. Paul area on Tuesday but did not hold campaign events.

Sunday’s event begins at 3:30 p.m.