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Vice President Pence will be back in Minnesota this month

He was only in Duluth a few weeks ago.

Mike Pence must be a fan of Minnesota, because he's coming back to the state for the second time this month.

The vice president will be in the Twin Cities on Thursday, Aug. 30, when he will attend a fundraiser in Bloomington.

The news was confirmed by Minnesota GOP chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan, who said: "We are excited to welcome Vice President Pence back to Minnesota following our primary election.

"This election cycle, the future of our country and state are on the line and it's a priority of the MN GOP to send more Republicans to Washington D.C. to support the President's agenda."

While details have not yet been released about his visit, the choice of Bloomington as a venue is telling.

Bloomington is in the 3rd Congressional District currently held by Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen, who is facing a tough battle to hold on to his seat from Democratic challenger Dean Phillips.

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The race is ranked as a "toss-up" by the Cook Political Report, with Paulsen in danger of losing the seat to which he was elected in 2008.

That said, Pence's visit will likely have a wider purview than just Paulsen's district, given Minnesota will stage at least four toss-up races this November, as well as two U.S. Senate elections.

Pence was in Duluth earlier this month, throwing his support behind the campaign of Pete Stauber, who is running on the GOP ticket in the fiercely-contested 8th Congressional District.

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