UPDATED: Saturday, September 22, 2012 --- 5:09p.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Barack Obama counters rival Mitt Romney by declaring that government can't solve every problem but is not the source of every problem. He says Americans should not only accept responsibility for themselves but also for their communities and the nation.
Obama's message, at a Milwaukee fundraiser, was a response to Romney's recurrent critique that government is too intrusive. It was Obama's first appearance in Wisconsin since February. Shortly after the fundraiser, Obama stopped at a sausage shop and bought kielbasa and a bratwurst, pausing for photographers as he took a bite.
Obama held two events in the state -- one for 550 supporters who paid at least $250 apiece and another for 20 people who each paid $25,000. Former Milwaukee Brewers baseball slugger Hank Aaron was the star attraction.
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2012 --- 2:51p.m.
From news partner WITI in Milwaukee:
MILWAUKEE — Air Force One and President Barack Obama arrived in Milwaukee for a couple of campaign events shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22nd.
The president left Mitchell International Airport after briefly shaking hands on the tarmac. He’s first scheduled to appear at a private campaign fundraiser at the Milwaukee Theatre in downtown Milwaukee.
President Obama’s second stop while in Milwaukee will be at Maier Festival Park. He’s set to speak at an event that’s free and open the public around 5:30 p.m. for people who acquired tickets. The president will take the stage at the outdoor BMO Harris Pavilion.
President Obama and Air Force One are expected to department Milwaukee shortly after that campaign rally is complete.