Pres. Candidates Visiting Wisconsin
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CREATED Oct. 26, 2012
GREEN BAY, WI -- The biggest names in the Presidential race are heading for the Badger State next week.
Both President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will be campaigning, trying to put Wisconsin in their favor.
Romney will be in Milwaukee Monday night at 7:30. And a little closer to home, the President will be in Green Bay on Tuesday.
“Their campaigns are making every possible effort to succeed, so it's kind of logical to bring in the big guns,” said Michael Kraft, with UWGB Political Science.
Friday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), made a stop at the busy Green Bay Victory Center, talking about the visits.
“Wisconsin's ten electoral votes will be given to the next president of the Unites States, Mitt Romney and Vice President Paul Ryan,” said Johnson.
Across town, Democrats are also busy making phone calls. And the Democratic Chair of Brown County said this election is going to President Obama.
“It's his for the taking,” said Mary Ginnebaugh. “And we have been working extremely hard to make sure that he gets it.”
Political experts say the visits; just days before the vote show how this state is still a toss up.
“It says that Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin are in particular the areas in the state that are most contested, that could go either way,” said Kraft.
“I think it's exciting,” said Ginnebaugh. “I think it's a fantastic opportunity. And for us here in Green Bay, it's one of the best things possible.”
But Sen. Johnson sees the visits as more.
“President Obama and Vice President Biden realize that Wisconsin is in play, and it's slipping away,” he said.
Experts say the visits won't necessarily change voters' minds, but it will make people more aware and get them to the polls.