UPDATE: VP Biden Attacks Romney For 47% Comment

UPDATED Friday, October 26, 2012 --- 1:00 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney "meant what he said" in a caught-on-tape comment that 47 percent of the nation consider themselves victims.

Biden told a crowd of about 1,000 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Friday that he doesn't recognize the country Romney was talking about on the video. America is not in decline, Biden added: "Romney and Ryan are in denial."

President Barack Obama won Wisconsin handily in 2008, but Republicans insist that, helped by native son Paul Ryan on the GOP ticket, they are within striking distance this year. Biden's visit to Wisconsin was his fifth this year. After the Oshkosh event he was set to fly to Kenosha for an event there.

Obama, Romney and Ryan will campaign in Wisconsin next week.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


UPDATED Tuesday, October 23, 2012 --- 2:02 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is set to visit Wisconsin again this week.

President Barack Obama's campaign announced Tuesday Biden will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Friday morning and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha a few hours later.

Both Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaigns see Wisconsin as one of nine states still in play ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Both sides have been hitting the state hard.

Obama appeared at a Madison rally earlier this month and Biden's visits on Friday mark the fifth time the vice president has stopped in Wisconsin this year. Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, also has made a number of appearances in the state to campaign and spend time with his family in Janesville.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 --- 3:15p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is coming back to Wisconsin next week, underscoring how important Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes have become in this presidential campaign.

President Barack Obama's campaign says Biden will be in Wisconsin on Friday. No other details were immediately released.

It'll be Biden's fifth trip to Wisconsin this year. Obama stumped in Wisconsin twice during this campaign, including a Madison rally this month. And on Friday, first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton also made stops in Wisconsin.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has also made numerous Wisconsin trips to raise money and spend time with his family in Janesville.

Recent polls show the race is a dead heat in Wisconsin, one of about nine states that both sides still see as being in play.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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