Hillary Clinton will cut short a lavish vacation in the Hamptons to continue campaigning as her poll numbers slide amid controversy.

The former secretary of state will visit Ohio and Minnesota next week, according to the New York Times.

She and her family planned to spend the last two weeks of August in a Hamptons vacation home that cost $50,000 per week.

Instead, Clinton will attempt to draw attention away from the scandal over her private email use by touting her plans to "reshuffle the deck" in favor of the middle class.

Her campaign has stepped up its efforts to deflect criticism of the email arrangement, holding a conference call with reporters this week to explain the situation and releasing a video disputing common attacks.

Attention to the scandal heated up in recent weeks after the FBI opened an investigation into whether the Democratic presidential candidate mishandled classified information while at the State Department.

Clinton maintains that she violated no laws. But her poll numbers indicate a growing swath of the electorate believes she did something wrong by hosting her emails on a private server in her home.

The campaign's attempts to roll out policy proposals have often been overshadowed by a focus on the email controversy.