UPDATE: VP Joe Biden Speaks to 2,000 at UW-La Crosse

UPDATED Saturday, October 13, 2012 --- 2:43 p.m.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- More than 2,000 turned out to hear Vice President Joe Biden speak at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a day after his debate with Congressman Paul Ryan.

His speech Friday echoed his remarks in other appearances and the televised debate Thursday. Biden outlined what he called "fundamental differences" between President Barack Obama's agenda and that of former Gov. Mitt Romney. He highlighted foreign policy and women's rights but largely focusing on taxes and the impact on the middle class.

It was Biden's fourth trip to Wisconsin this year. Obama has twice stumped in Wisconsin during this campaign, including a rally in Madison after his own debate.

Romney's campaign spokesman in Wisconsin, Ben Sparks, told the La Crosse Tribune Biden offered no details of the administration's plans to create jobs.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


UPDATED: Friday, October 12, 2012 --- 5:57p.m.

LA CROSSE — Vice President Joe Biden is holding a rally one day after his debate just like the President did. Vice President Biden took the stage at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse in front of 2,000 supporters to talk about several issues.

Vice President Biden continued to hammer his opponents Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney on their budget plan, foreign policy and women’s rights. “America is neither dependent nor is it in decline,” he said.

This is Vice President Biden’s second trip to Western Wisconsin in three weeks.


UPDATED Wednesday, October 10, 2012 --- 7:20 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden will again take the Obama campaign to a university campus in Wisconsin.

Biden will appear at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Friday. The Obama campaign says doors at the Cartwright Center open at 11:30 a.m. The vice president's wife, Jill Biden, will introduce her husband.

Biden was last in Wisconsin on Sept. 13 when he held a rally on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Last week, President Obama campaigned at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, a rally which attracted about 30,000 people.

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UPDATED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 --- 9:50p.m.

From Obama campaign:

CHICAGO – On Friday, October 12, following Thursday night’s debate, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin for a grassroots event at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

In Wisconsin, Vice President Biden will lay out what's at stake for middle-class families on Election Day. He will also discuss the choice in this election between moving forward with President Obama’s vision to create an economy that’s built to last from the middle out, or going back to the same failed top-down economic policies that crashed our economy and hurt the middle class. Dr. Biden will introduce the Vice President.


Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2012 --- 12:58 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden will be campaigning in Wisconsin on Friday, the day after his debate with Janesville-native Paul Ryan.

President Barack Obama's campaign on Tuesday announced Biden's plans. Other details, including where he would be in the state, were not released.

The stop is a mirror of what Obama did last week, when he attracted 30,000 people on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus the day after his debate with Mitt Romney.

Biden was last in Wisconsin on Sept. 13 when he held a rally on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

Obama opened a double-digit lead on Romney in Wisconsin in September, but no public poll has been conducted since his widely panned debate against Romney.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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