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VP Joe Biden makes campaign stop in Eau Claire


We are less than two months away from the presidential election, and democrats had a high profile campaign event in Eau Claire, featuring Vice President Joe Biden.

"Hello Wisconsin, hello Eau Claire," Biden addressed the crowd on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

A noisy crowd gathered to hear Biden talk jobs, the economy and education.

"Every qualified boy and girl should have access to college regardless of what neighborhood they come from," Biden said.

At the event, Biden took plenty of shots against Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the republicans hoping to take over the White House.

"President Obama and Romney have a very different view on importance of where jobs are created," Biden said.

Biden says democrats are working to bring jobs back to America--a hot topic as the country continues to deal with high employment.

"We're doing everything in our power to give incentives to companies to come home and stay home. Not to create new incentives for companies that go abroad," Biden said.

More than two thousand people went to the rally and many say the Obama administration is what our country needs for the next four years.

"I really liked how he focused on education, because that's a huge issue right now," UW-Eau Claire student Rachel Mortel said.

"Lot of energy, excitement about what can happen," Eau Claire resident Susan Dmoch said.

Biden says it's a choice between progress with the Obama administration, or going back in time with Romney/Ryan," Biden said.

"We've seen this movie before, we know how it ends--a catastrophe for the middle class and the recession of 2008," Biden said.

Biden also stopped at a cafe in Eau Claire before leaving town.

Romney spend the day campaigning out of state. His running mate Paul Ryan returned to Washington, but the duo's campaign bus was in Eau Claire as well. Volunteers spoke about their efforts to get out the vote.

"We had our volunteers in the back of the bus making constituent phone calls and spreading the Romney/Ryan plan for the middle class and spreading our message to local constituents. We got all our volunteers on the bus and we circled the Biden rally repeatedly as he gave his speech today," Romney for president spokesman Ben Sparks said.

The bus also made a stop in Green Bay.

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