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Vice President Pence to make campaign stop in St. Paul next month

He'll also be swinging through Wisconsin the same day.

Five months after he and President Donald Trump held a highly publicized rally in Minneapolis, Vice President Mike Pence is set to come back to the Twin Cities. 

The "Keep America Great" event, which was announced Friday, will be happening in St. Paul on Thursday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Second Lady Karen Pence will join the vice president at the rally, which will be held at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront in the downtown area.

As the Associated Press points out, the St. Paul event will follow another Pence rally happening the same day in Onalaska, Wisconsin.

His Minnesota stop would seem to be another indication of the Trump reelection campaign's designs on the state.

In October, the president held a rally at Target Center in Minneapolis, after which he tweeted, "we are going to fight with all of our heart and soul and we are going to win the great state of Minnesota in 2020." 

Though the state has long been solidly "blue" and seemingly untouchable by GOP presidential candidates (with President Richard Nixon being the last Republican to win the state, way back in 1972), Trump's confidence about 2020 is not completely unfounded. 

In 2016, he came within striking distance of upending that tradition, narrowly losing Minnesota to Hillary Clinton by less than two percentage points

(A recent Star Tribune poll, however, indicates that he has a much tougher fight ahead of him here in the fall.)

Tickets for Pence's March 5 event in St. Paul are available right here. 

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