New Romney Ad Targets Wisconsin
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CREATED Sep. 10, 2012
GREEN BAY, WI -- The national conventions are over, now it's time to get down to business as Democrats and Republicans focus their attention on battleground states like Wisconsin.
Vice President Joe Biden is stopping in Eau Claire on Thursday, and Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in De Pere on Wednesday. Both candidates will be trying to get those Wisconsinites who are undecided for November’s election to vote for their party ticket.
Gov. Mitt Romney released a new ad on Sunday, targeting Wisconsin. It focuses on jobs numbers and said President Obama has not been good for the state’s residents.
“People are not better off now than they were 4 years ago, and we hope we can convince them this is the right way to vote in November,” said John Gard, (R) Former Wisconsin Assembly Speaker. “Higher debt, higher cost of living, higher unemployment is a failed vision,” he added.
Romney's ad also promises new 240,000 jobs.
“There’s been so much playing around with the job numbers and the jobs reports. At this point, it's hard to give credibility to any of it,” said Bob Kiefert, with the Democratic Party of Brown County.
Kiefert said his party isn’t on board with the new ad, but one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on, is how important Wisconsin will be in the election.
“You can’t discount any state, and certainly the Democrats aren’t going to be discounting Wisconsin,” said Kiefert.
“The candidates are going to focus on northeast Wisconsin because the people living here could have a significant impact of deciding who’s the next president of the United States,” said Gard.
Both camps are trying to win all of the state's 10 electoral votes come November. The two most recent Wisconsin polls done in mid-August show President Obama and Romney about even. The president easily won Wisconsin just four years ago.