Iowa’s role as a battleground state in this election is apparent again this week with both vice presidential candidates campaigning in the state.
Vice President Joe Biden started a two-day visit to Iowa Monday. He spoke at a campaign event Monday afternoon in Burlington. This is his second visit to eastern Iowa in the past two weeks.
His Republican challenger, Congressman Paul Ryan, spoke at an event in Des Moines Monday. He was introduced by Gov. Terry Branstad and spoke to supporters at Embassy Suites.
Vice President Biden will be in Iowa Tuesday as well. He’ll start the morning in Ottumwa, speaking at the Bridge View Center. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. and free tickets are available at campaign offices in Ottumwa, Fairfield and Oskaloosa.
Doors open at noon for an event on the Grinnell College campus. Tickets are no longer available for this event.