Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
Motorcycles rumbled through central Wisconsin Saturday for the 10th annual Wausau Fire Charity Ride.More >>
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
The presidential campaign arrived in Wisconsin once again Thursday, and the big focus was on women.
Women make up a valuable voting bloc, and each side says it will be the best defender of women's values for the next four years.
Wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney underscored this point while speaking to a crowd of supporters in Milwaukee.
"We know what Mitt cares about. Mitt cares about people," she said. "We know that he cares about women, and he cares about making the economy good for women."
Women are a big draw in this election. But according to a recent poll from the Pew Research Center, President Barack Obama has more female support with 56 percent compared to just 37 percent for Mitt Romney.
The president's campaign launched a new group this week called Wisconsin Women for Obama. State Rep. Donna Seidel (D-Wausau) is part of it.
"Women, more and more, are coming out and making their voices heard," said Seidel. "The issues that are crucial to our economy are equally critical to women."
And women will play a critical role in this race as Election Day is less than 50 days away.
We'd like to know which candidate you think would be more attentive to the needs of women. Join in the conversation on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/newsline9).
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