Former President Bill Clinton addressed a crowd of about 1,800 at the University of Minnesota Tuesday to rally support for President Obama, the Minnesota Daily reports.
Clinton says Obama is the best candidate to support the middle class and improve the economy over the next four years, MPR reports.
"Obama is far more likely to lift the middle class and give the poor a chance to work their way into it," Clinton said. "Obama is far more likely to build a modern economy. Obama is far more likely to keep us moving toward a more perfect union instead of being divided by ideology and economics and politics."
Clinton criticized Romney's shift to the political middle during the speech, according to a Wall Street Journal blog.
Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan will make a stop at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Tuesday night on his way to an event in Hudson.
State Republican Chairman Pat Shortridge tells The Forum that the race in Minnesota is getting closer. "The Obama campaign is having to send its top surrogate, former President Clinton, to attempt to save Minnesota” Shortridge said.
According to a recent poll by the Star Tribune that surveyed 800 likely Minnesota voters, 47 percent would vote for Obama compared to 44 percent for Romney.