Ryan will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to visit the state fair on Monday, while Romney will continue his swing state bus tour with a stop in Florida.

Romney adviser Kevin Madden denied that the campaign was keeping Ryan out of Florida because of his proposal to privatize Medicare for people under 55; tinkering with the program for the elderly has long been toxic in Florida politics.

“This has more to do with expanding our bandwidth,” he told reporters here on Sunday morning. “Gov. Romney is going to be talking about the issues that are important to Floridians.”