DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The campaign for Democratic President Barack Obama says Vice President Joe Biden will return to Iowa next week.
Obama's campaign announced Friday that Biden will speak at an event Thursday but didn't give specifics.
The announcement came on a day that first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign rally at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.
Next week, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan also will travel to Iowa. Ryan will speak in Dubuque on Monday and then hold events Tuesday in Clinton, Muscatine and Burlington.
The visits come as thousands of Iowans already have begun casting ballots thanks to the state's early voting laws.