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Candidates and voters talk about manufacturing jobs

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ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) -- With the election just days away, most candidates are hitting the trails hard, telling voters why they should be chosen over their opponents. But some candidates on all sides of the aisle got together in Rothschild on Friday night. 

It was a part of the Keep it Made in America tour, sponsored by the non-partisan Alliance for American Manufacturing. The A.A.M. held a town hall meeting tonight, asking candidates how they plan to create manufacturing jobs.

People in the audience were also able to give suggestions to candidates for the future. Scott Paul, the executive director of A.A.M. said manufacturing is an important issue for everyone to talk about.

"Even if you don't work at a factory, manufacturing matters a lot to the community in terms of the public services it supports, the educational system that it supports and the quality of life it provides for everyone in the community," said Paul.

Paul said the people at tonight's event represented a cross-section of Wisconsin, from workers, people in the academic community, local employees, elected officials and students.

Rothschild was the 12th and final stop on the A.A.M.'s tour. Paul said he feels a sense of optimism after this event because the voters get to hear what the candidates plans really are.

Online Reporter: Anna Carrera

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