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VP Joe Biden campaigns in La Crosse


Wisconsin is once again in the thick of the presidential campaign.

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a crowd of supporters at U-W La Crosse on Friday. This came just hours after the vice-presidential debate.

"We need you to stand up," said Biden. "We need your support. We need to you to help us win Wisconsin, because if we win Wisconsin, we win this election."

At U-W La Crosse, the Vice President talked about the differences between President Barack Obama and his opponent, Mitt Romney.

Biden says he and the President are committed to preserving the middle class.

"It's time for everyone to chip in, including the wealthy," said Biden. "But as I said last night. we shouldn't be surprised at their continued opposition to everyone chipping in"

But local Republican leaders say it's time for a change.

"Obviously their policies have been in place for the last four years and we have continued to slide down the hill," said Shannon Grabko, Marathon Co. Republican Party. "Things are not getting better. Things are actually getting worse."

This is the Vice President's fourth visit to the Wisconsin this year. Republicans say that's because the current administration is afraid of losing the key state.

But ultimately, who wins Wisconsin is up to the voters. And there's no question both campaigns will continue to focus on the badger state ahead of the election.

Paul Ryan will also be here in Wisconsin next week. He's making a campaign stop in Waukesha.


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