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Obama returns to Wisconsin to talk education

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama will be making his second appearance in Wisconsin since winning election when he appears at a Madison middle school on Wednesday.

His first visit was in June when Obama traveled to Green Bay to talk about health care.

He's coming to friendly territory. Not only did Wisconsin as a state vote for Obama, 73 percent of voters in the county where Madison is located voted for Obama.

The visit comes as Wisconsin state lawmakers are considering numerous education reforms to improve the state's chances of qualifying for about $4.5 billion in federal stimulus money under the Race to the Top program. Obama is appearing along with Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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