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UPDATE: Bill Clinton Stumps for President in Waukesha

UPDATED Thursday, November 1, 2012 --- 12:14 p.m.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton says he far more enthusiastic about President Barack Obama than four years ago.

He spoke to about 600 supporters Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha in a county with a longtime Republican stronghold.

He says despite what Republican candidate Mitt Romney says no one could have turned the economy around in four years and Obama needs another four to finish the job. He says the economic plan of Romney and running mate Paul Ryan is not right for America and amounts to "dumb economics."

A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Obama leading Romney in Wisconsin.

Obama was in Green Bay Thursday and plans to make two other stops in Wisconsin before Tuesday. Republican Mitt Romney planned to campaign in West Allis on Friday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Thursday, November 1, 2012 --- 7:10 a.m.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is spending more time in Wisconsin, stumping for President Barack Obama.

He is scheduled to be at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha Thursday morning, after speaking the night before in Eau Claire.

Democratic President Barack Obama is also returning to the campaign trail Thursday morning following the East Coast hurricane, with an appearance at a Green Bay airport. He's also expected in Milwaukee Saturday.

Republican Mitt Romney plans to campaign near Milwaukee on Friday.

A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Obama leading Romney 51 percent to 43 percent in Wisconsin. 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.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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UPDATED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 --- 8:30p.m.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is rallying Democrats and criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a Wisconsin stop.

Clinton spoke to an overflow crowd Wednesday night in downtown Eau Claire. He says if Romney wins, he'll take credit for an economic recovery that's underway thanks to President Obama.

Clinton lashed Romney and Republicans over climate change in the wake of superstorm Sandy. He says the U.S. is "the only country in the civilized world where one of the major political parties denies that climate change exists."

Wisconsin is getting major attention from both campaigns. Clinton is in Waukesha on Thursday, and Obama is stopping briefly in Green Bay. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was in the state Wednesday, and both Romney and Vice President Joe Biden will be Friday.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 --- 8:20p.m.

From NBC15's affiliate WEAU in Eau Claire:

Downtown Eau Claire bustled Wednesday as former President Bill Clinton made a campaign stop on behalf of President Obama.

He spoke at the Ramada Convention Center.

Clinton talked about a multitude of subjects including health care, the automobile industry and the economy.

The President mentioned what has become known as Obamacare. He said the idea was heavily based on Mitt Romney's health care plan he instated while governor of Massachusetts.

He said Obama strengthened Medicare.

Clinton also discussed the auto industry and how he believes the President saved the industry. He pointed to a new ad from the Romney Campaign indicating Chrysler was planning to move its JEEP production to China.

That is a half truth. While the company will build JEEP in China, those autos will stay in that country.

Chrysler came out with a strongly worded news release saying no jobs were leaving the U.S. as it looked to develop sales globally.

The company went onto say, it's adding additional workers at a Detroit plant.

Clinton touched on women in the workplace, as many Democrats say Republicans have launched a war on women.

He mentioned that President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act which basically states equal pay for equal work for men and women.

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UPDATED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 --- 9:00p.m.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton is heading to battleground Wisconsin to stump for President Barack Obama.

The Obama campaign says Clinton will hold a grassroots campaign event in Eau Claire on Wednesday. Details will be announced later.

Obama was scheduled to campaign in Green Bay on Tuesday. But the Democratic president has canceled three straight days of campaigning as he deals with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

Clinton stumped for Obama in Minnesota on Tuesday, appearing at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Meanwhile, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is expected to appear at events in Eau Claire and Green Bay Wednesday morning and in Racine in the afternoon.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Monday, October 29, 2012 --- 9:45 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton will be campaigning in Wisconsin this week after President Barack Obama canceled his planned campaign stop Tuesday in Green Bay due to Hurricane Sandy.

Obama's campaign says Clinton will come to Wisconsin as part of a swing this week that will also take him to Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia and New Hampshire.

No details about when he will come to Wisconsin or where in the state he will be were released.

Obama canceled his Green Bay appearance in order to stay in Washington to monitor the hurricane and handle the response.

Republican Mitt Romney planned to campaign in the Milwaukee area on Monday, and his running mate Paul Ryan planned to be in the state on Wednesday.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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