AlabamaÂ isn'tÂ one of the hotly-contested states frequented by White HouseÂ hopefuls two weeks out from Election Day. Neither is Georgia or SouthÂ Carolina.
But Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will be visiting all three states this week onÂ a fundraising swing that will take him to GOP strongholds in the DeepÂ South.Ryan, the GOP vice-presidential candidate, will raise campaign cash Wednesday evening in Atlanta, Ga. On Friday, heâ€™s expected to headline aÂ breakfast fundraiser at a private residence in Greenville, S.C., followedÂ by a luncheon fundraiser in Huntsville, Ala., according to invitationsÂ posted online by the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation.
Ryan was also set to headline a fundraiser on Thursday in Midland,Â Tex.,Â Ryan was alsoÂ
but according to a campaign spokesman, former vice president Dick CheneyÂ will appear at a fundraiser in the state while Ryan campaigns inÂ battlegrounds.
In Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt RomneyÂ headlined what was expected to be his last campaign fundraiser. TheÂ Sunshine State was also the site of President Obamaâ€™s final fundraisingÂ event, which took place at the J.W. Marriott in Miami earlier this month.
Ryanâ€™s trio of fundraisers comes as he is also stepping up his jointÂ appearances with his running mate following Monday nightâ€™s foreign policyÂ debate in Boca Raton, Fla. The two will campaign together on Tuesday inÂ Henderson, Nev., and Morrison, Colo. Romney and Ryanâ€™s last joint event â€“Â in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Friday night â€“ drew a raucous crowd of more thanÂ 8,500 people.
There will be no day this week that Ryan is not holding an open event in a battleground state, according to spokesman Brendan Buck.Â