The President is scheduled to be in Wisconsin at the end of this month.
President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail, with plans to rally for Democrats in Madison on September 28th, but Graeme Zielinski with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin can’t reveal any further details. “I can’t release anything else or I will get in trouble.” However, he says, “I can tell you that we’re excited to have the President back several times in the last couple of months. He is well loved in Wisconsin; He knows how to win; And he’s going to help our candidates — (gubernatorial candidate) Tom Barrett and (U.S. Senator) Russ Feingold — win election and reelection.”
The President is also scheduled to stump in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nevada leading up to the November 2nd election.
Obama has been in the Badger State a lot lately, with his most recent visit just this past Monday in Milwaukee for Laborfest. Mordecai Lee, Political Science Professor at UW Milwaukee, says Obama is already thinking ahead to 2012 — and he really needs to have a Democrat in the governor’s office in what appears to be a battleground state. “They do things for a reason. In the higher-quality polling it’s showing that Wisconsin continues to be a swing state and that therefore there’s a rational reason for (Obama) to allocate a scarce amount of time to campaign in Wisconsin.”
GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker points to the $810-million train “boondoggle.” He says Obama will continue to “pull out all the stops to elect Tom Barrett” to keep the train on the fast track.
Obama’s last visit to Madison was last year when he spoke about education at Wright Elementary School. This upcoming visit will be his sixth stop in the state since his election less than two years ago.