Vice President Joe Biden will make a fundraising stop in Ohio next week on behalf of Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher who is locked in a tight race with former Rep. Rob Portman (R) in Ohio's open seat Senate contest. 

The Fisher campaign said Biden will campaign and headline a fundraiser for Fisher in Cleveland June 30. "We're excited to have Vice President Biden's support and to be able to work with him to create good-paying jobs in Ohio and re-build our middle class."

The National Republican Congressional Committee is using the news to tie Fisher to the Obama administration. In a statement, NRSC press secretary Amber Marchand said "It's not surprising that President Obama and Vice President Biden want to reward Lee Fisher after he enthusiastically endorsed their failed economic agenda." 

The latest poll numbers in the race had Fisher and Portman tied 43-43.