Decision 2012: Clinton, Michelle Obama Make Early Voting Push

Posted Friday, October 19, 2012 --- 8:10 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama are traveling across Wisconsin to encourage early voting.

In-person early voting begins on Monday in Wisconsin and election clerks are preparing for long lines.

Clinton will be in Green Bay Friday, with Michelle Obama planning stops in Racine and Wausau.

The campaigns of both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are making strong pushes to get people to the polls starting Monday.

Republicans including Sen. Ron Johnson, former U.S. Rep. Mark Green and national committee chairman Reince Priebus were on a bus tour taking them across the state over the weekend with the same purpose.

In 2008, 1-in-5 ballots in Wisconsin were cast absentee or early.

Polls show Obama and Romney in a dead heat this year.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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