Vice President Biden will hold a rally with supporters next Monday in Tampa, Fla., on what will be the first day of the Republican convention.

The Obama campaign announced Monday that Biden would travel on Aug. 27 and 28 to the host city of the GOP convention for a number of events.

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It would be an unprecedented move for a presidential or vice presidential candidate to crash a rival convention; the parties have traditionally allowed each other to take center stage during their convention week and used the time to raise funds and to rest.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that the GOP would respond strongly to any attempt by Democrats to disrupt their convention.

"I think it's pretty common among parties to play with each other's conventions, and we'll have a pretty big presence in Charlotte as well," Priebus told Buzzfeed on Tuesday. "The nice thing about going first is that whatever they do to us, we can do ten times over to them."

"I'm a big believer in: if they punch us, we put on the brass knuckles and punch back," Priebus said.

The Drudge Report first reported Tuesday that Biden's Secret Service advance team was in Tampa.

Republican officials have said that their first day of the convention will be themed around the idea "we can do better" than President Obama's administration, and will feature speeches from Ann Romney, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Key ObamaCare groups in limbo | Opioids sending thousands of kids into foster care | House passes bill allowing Medicaid to pay for opioid treatments US watchdog: 'We failed' to stem Afghan opium production Senate passes 6B defense bill MORE (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer top Treasury official to head private equity group GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats Zeal, this time from the center MORE (R-Ohio). Real estate mogul and Romney surrogate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFamily immigration detention centers could be at capacity within days: report Trump likely to meet with Putin in July: report DOJ requests military lawyers to help prosecute immigration crimes: report MORE has also teased a "surprise event" earlier in the day.

The vice president was traveling Tuesday in Minnesota, where he is rallying in Minneapolis and Rochester at campaign events with supporters. On Wednesday, the vice president is headed to Detroit for another campaign appearance.

—This story was updated at 2:42 p.m.