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UPDATE: Romney to Campaign Friday Near Milwaukee

UPDATED Wednesday, October 31, 2012 --- 12:39 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney plans to campaign Friday in Wisconsin.

The visit announced Wednesday by his campaign was originally set for Monday but was canceled due to superstorm Sandy on the East Coast.

A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Romney trailing President Barack Obama by 8 points in Wisconsin. Obama was ahead 51 percent to 43 percent.

The poll of 1,243 likely voters was done between Oct. 25 and Sunday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

Obama plans to be in Green Bay on Thursday. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is in the state Wednesday and Vice President Joe Biden is coming Friday.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Wednesday, October 31, 2012 --- 11:41 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney plans to campaign Friday in Wisconsin.

The visit announced Wednesday by his campaign was originally set for Monday but was canceled due to superstorm Sandy on the East Coast.

Romney plans to campaign in Republican-friendly West Allis. It is the latest in a steady stream of visits from the candidates in the waning days of the presidential race.

President Barack Obama plans to be in Green Bay on Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Beloit and Superior on Friday.

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is making a number of stops around the state on Wednesday.

And former President Bill Clinton plans stops in Eau Claire on Wednesday and Waukesha on Thursday.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 --- 9:30p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has rescheduled his Wisconsin campaign stop that was cancelled due to superstorm Sandy. Romney will speak in West Allis on Friday, November 2nd.

Romney will attend a “Victory Rally” at the State Fair Park Expo Center in West Allis.

Specific details regarding the event are forthcoming.

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UPDATED Monday, October 29, 2012 --- 11:10 a.m.

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is curtailing his campaign schedule as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Eastern seaboard, canceling planned appearances Monday night and all day Tuesday. Romney had been scheduled to visit West Allis, Wisconsin.

Campaign officials say vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan will also scrap campaign rallies during the same time frame.

The decision was announced a short while after President Barack Obama canceled a planned rally in Florida to fly back to Washington, where aides said he would oversee the government's response to the threat posed by the storm.

Romney intends to go ahead with speeches today in Ohio and Iowa before he begins observing his self-imposed storm-related moratorium on campaigning.

The former Massachusetts governor and Obama are locked in a close race, eight days before Election Day.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Friday, October 26, 2012 --- 10:00 a.m.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney is scheduled to make a campaign stop in southeastern Wisconsin next week.

His campaign says the former Massachusetts governor will appear at a rally at the Wisconsin Products Pavilion, in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.

Free tickets can be reserved at www.mittromney.com/wi .

Polls show the presidential race is locked in a dead heat in Wisconsin, and both campaigns are fighting hard for Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes.

Vice President Joe Biden was visiting Kenosha and Oshkosh on Friday. President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Green Bay next week, the day after Romney's visit. And the following day GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is planning to return to his home state.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2012 -- 11:03 p.m.

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be in the Milwaukee area on Monday, according to Ben Sparks, Communications Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. The exact details of his visit have not yet been released.

It will be Romney's first stop in the Badger state since August.

Romney's running mate, Janesville congressman Paul Ryan, will make multiple stops in Wisconsin on Wednesday. That will include trick-or-treating with his family in Janesville.

Meanwhile, today (Friday) Vice President Joe Biden will be in Oshkosh and Kenosha. President Obama will be in Green Bay on Tuesday.


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