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Presidential campaigns try to woo Wisconsin women


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. 

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