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Bart Starr Joins Romney On Wisconsin Campaign Trail

UPDATED Friday, November 2, 2012--3p.m.
WEST ALLIS--Former Governor Romney spent part of his speech today touting that five-point plan that he's been talking about all campaign season. But in a sign that this election is in the home stretch: Romney spent several minutes asking his supporters to get out and help him get elected on Tuesday.
"I need your vote," he said, and then asked supporters to knock on doors for him and get their friends to vote.

The republican nominee emphasized at several points the number of days until election day. The crowd took up the chant "four more days"--a variation of the "four more years" call sometimes used by President Obama's supporters. "We're four days away from a fresh start, four days away from the first day of a new beginning," said Romney.

A campaign staffer put the attendance totals at 4,500 people in the building for the event, another 1,500 in overflow and about 2,000 people got turned away.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2012 --- 12:35 p.m.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney both have Green Bay Packers joining them on the campaign trail.

Former quarterback Bart Starr appeared at a rally for Romney on Friday in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis.

Starr told the audience about a book written by late coach Vince Lombardi titled, "What it Takes to Be Number One." Starr says the book points to integrity and excellence as key attributes, and Starr says he can't think of stronger words to describe Romney.

One day earlier, before Obama spoke to supporters in Green Bay, cornerback Charles Woodson praised the president for his bipartisan approach in providing storm relief on the East Coast.

Other speakers at Friday's GOP rally included Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


Posted Friday, November 2, 2012 --- 10:55 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mitt Romney is making his closing argument, warning that re-electing President Barack Obama would threaten another government shutdown and national default.

That's according to excerpts his campaign released of a speech he will deliver Friday in Milwaukee.

The Republican nominee says Obama is unable to work with Congress and it will be more of the same gridlock when issues such as raising the debt ceiling come up again. Romney says that could lead to a government shutdown or national default that could chill the economy.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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