With only a week until the presidential election, former president Bill Clinton visited the University of Minnesota Tuesday to rally votes for President Barack Obama, who's lead in the state has been closing.
Clinton spoke to a crowd of roughly 1,800 at McNamara Alumni Center, reported the Minnesota Daily, and a large portion of that crowd was university students. Clinton's visit came just days after republican candidate Mitt Romney began airing television ads in Minnesota.
The former president's visit to Minnesota was the first appearance of a big-name campaigner in the state since last year's national conventions, reported the Pioneer Press, showing that Minnesota, once considered a guarantee for Obama, may be up for grabs.
Tuesday's rally was one of the last campaign events for the democrats before President Obama suspended his upcoming presidential visits to tend to the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, reported the Pioneer Press.