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WATERLOO, Iowa Vice President Joe Biden will stop at Waterloo's UAW Hall Tuesday as part of a two-day swing through Eastern Iowa as he campaigns for President Barack Obama's reelection.
The UAW Hall is located at 2615 Washington St. The 10:30 a.m. event is open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information, go online to www.barackobama.com/ia click here .
Biden will make a similar stop at Dubuque's Grand River Center, 500 Bell St. He will also hold an event for grassroots supporters in Clinton.
The Biden stop will center on the economy. The Obama campaign is dubbing his Tuesday-Wednesday swing the "Strengthening the Middle Class Tour."
"In remarks in Waterloo and Dubuque, the vice president will discuss how President Obama is helping create an economy built to last one focused on reclaiming the security of the rural middle class and restoring the basic values of hard work and fair play that made our country great," the campaign said.
Biden will emphasize Iowa's improved manufacturing picture and higher farm incomes while also laying out "the clear economic choice" between the president and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, the campaign added.
Iowa is among a handful of battleground states in the 2012 election and is seeing an increasing amount of campaign activity.