'Meet the Press' moderator talks about campaign shift in Minn.

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - As the final days of the presidential campaign wind down, Minnesota is becoming more of a battleground state.

KARE 11's Randy Shaver spoke with "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory about the shift.

Groups backing both sides of the race are spending more money on political advertising in the state.

Friday, the group "Crossroads GPS" said it would spend $1.4 million just in Minnesota, to air an ad about President Obama, and the national debt.

Surrogates for both campaigns; Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan and former President Bill Clinton are both in Minnesota this weekend.

Minnesota has not backed a Republican candidate for president since 1972.

Gregory says it would be difficult for Romney to take the state, but says the campaign's plan is try and pick up as much ground as possible, should Romney not win other key battleground states.

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