President Barack Obama kicked off his final full day of campaigning as a candidate for office with a rally this morning in chilly downtown Madison. Mr.Obama told a crowd of about 18-thousand that they knew where he stood and that this election was about trust.
Mitt Romney made his first campaign appearance in Wisconsin in more than two months today, as spoke at State Fair Park in West Allis. The Republican presidential candidate tried to attack President Obama's jobs record.
The presidential campaigns are back in high gear after "Superstorm Sandy" ravaged the East Coast. Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, was back in his home state Wednesday for a two day whistle-stop tour.
The latest poll by Marquette University shows a virtual tie between President Obama and Mitt Romney in the race for Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes.
The last two times Marquette polled likely voters in Wisconsin it found President Obama with a double-digit lead. Marquette pollster Charles Franklin says all that has changed with this latest survey which gives President Obama a 49-48 percent lead over Mitt Romney, "And that really needs to be seen as a tie. They're separated by fractions of a percentage point. It's not quite a full percentage point between them."
Advocacy groups are urging seniors to carefully examine the health plans of President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Max Richman is president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, "Medicare and Medicaid have often been key issues in many elections. But their importance has been dramatically elevated by Gov. Romney's decision to pick Congressman Ryan as his running mate."
Just as job numbers were watched closely in Wisconsin's recall campaign, today's drop in the national unemployment rate was being talked up by President Obama. But Gov. Scott Walker says it won't hurt Mitt Romney's chances.
While Romney himself called the drop in the unemployment misleading, Walker told reporters today that it was a good sign, "Absolutely. And the hope is that that will continue."
President Barack Obama addressed an audience of tens of thousands packed onto the campus of the UW-Madison Thursday. The president said Mitt Romney did not tell the truth when the two men debated Wednesday night.
The president told the crowd that the Mitt Romney they all know was not the Romney they saw in the debate, "Whoever it was that was on stage last night doesn't want to be held accountable for what the real Mitt Romney's been saying for the last year. And that's because he knows full well that we don't want what he's been selling over the last year."