Candidates and surrogates head to Minnesota – WCCO Radio

Labor Day was once the traditional start of the presidential campaign push, and the upper midwest is getting plenty of attention this week.

Vice president Mike Pence is in LaCrosse on Monday, while Democratic V-P nominee Kamala Harris appears in Milwaukee.

On Wednesday, Jill Biden is in the Twin Cities and Donald Trump, Junior speaks in Duluth.

On Thursday, Laura Trump headlines an event in St. Paul.

"You're going to start to see more activity here for the next few weeks," said WCCO political insider Blois Olson. "And that's likely going to continue as long as Minnesota is perceived a a battleground, or swing, state."

Congressional races in Minnesota are also getting attention.

"The 7th congressional district and the 1st congressional district are probably in the top five or six-watched nationally," Olson said. "We'll watch those as well to determine how national resources are deployed. If they stay deployed in a strong way, that indicates those are swing districts as well."

WCCO is hosting a debate Thursday between 7th district Congressman Collin Peterson, and his challenger, former Lt. Governor Michelle Fishbach.

It will be live starting at 1 o'clock Sep. 10.

In thefirst congressional district, Republican Jim Hagedorn in running for re-election to the seat that had been held by Gov. Walz. Democrat Dan Freehan and Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party candidate Bill Rood are the competition.

In 2016, President Trumpbarely lost in Minnesota.

He won Wisconsin's electoral votes on the way to capturing the White House.

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