Vote 2012: Biden Will Make Stops in Burlington, Ottumwa, Grinnell

Vice President Joe Biden introduces President Barack Obama during a campaign event in front of Jessup Hall on the University of Iowa campus on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Iowa City. Obama and Biden campaigned in Portsmouth, New Hampshire earlier in the day before the Iowa City event a day after accepting their nominations at the Democratic National Convention. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)

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By Liz Blood

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The campaign for President Barack Obama has released more details about Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Iowa next week, noting he will hold events in Ottumwa and Grinnell.

Biden will arrive in Iowa on Monday and hold an event at the Port of Burlington.

On Tuesday, he will speak at The Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, then later in the day will speak at Grinnell College.

The events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Biden's stops continue a string of visits to Iowa by the president and vice president, as well as Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.

Iowa is one of about six battleground states that likely will decide the winner of the presidential election.

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