August 29, 2014

Obama and Romney in Wisconsin next week

Wisconsin will be in the national politcial spotlight, with both presidentials candidates and their running mates planning separate appearances over the next several days. The campaigning reflects the extremely tight race between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney for Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes.

Vice President Joe Biden is first. He’s appear at UW Oshkosh and UW Parkside near Kenosha on Friday. It’s Biden’s fourth trip to the Badger State since Labor Day. On Monday, Romney will campaign in the Milwaukee area – but the details are not set yet. Romney has not been to Wisconsin since the day after he introduced Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.

On Tuesday, President Obama will make his third state visit in recent weeks. The Democratic incumbent plans to visit Green Bay, as part of a two-day swing in three battleground states. Details of his Wisconsin visit are still to come. And finally, Ryan will make several campaign stops throughout his home state on Wednesday, before trick-or-treating with his three kids in his home town of Janesville.