The Governor is hoping for a large turn-out for presidential hopeful Barack Obama's latest visit to Madison.
The Democratic candidate will be in Madison Tuesday night for a rally at the Kohl center. Governor Jim Doyle says Obama knows how important Wisconsin is to winning the nomination. Doyle says Wisconsin is a battleground state, and a candidate must be able to perform well in the primary here to stand a chance in the general election.
Doyle says volunteers have already mobilized a massive effort to help Obama win the Badger State. They've been running phone banks and passing out flyers. The Madison rally will also include a text messaging drive to help sign up volunteers who want to help the candidate.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has called for a debate against Obama ahead of the February 19th primary. Doyle questions if there's time for one before next week, and adds that the two candidates have already debated on the campaign trail.
Doors at the Kohl Center will open at six this evening. Tickets are not required.