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President Obama visits Wisconsin days before election


The crowd was ready, cheering as President Barack Obama stepped off of Air Force One near Green Bay.

After days of hard work on the East Coast, the president started off on a lighter note.

"I want to thank all of you, for giving such a warm welcome, to a Bears fan," said President Obama.

But the president quickly shifted to the campaign.

"The results of this top-down economics was falling incomes, record deficits, the slowest job growth in half a century, and economic crisis that we've been cleaning up for the last four years," said President Obama.

President Obama spoke at the Austin Straubel International Airport, focusing on his plan for the next four years and why Wisconsin voters shouldn't lose hope in the current administration.

"In 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression, today our businesses have created over 5 million jobs," said President Obama.

President Obama reminded the crowd, the work isn't done yet, with a promise to keep the focus on the growing economy, healthcare and opportunity for Americans.

"Our fight goes on because we know this nation cannot succeed without a growing, thriving, middle class," said President Obama.

The president urged everyone in our state to get out and vote.

"You'll be making the choice between two fundamentally different visions of America. One where we return to the top down policies that crashed our economy, don't boo Wisconsin, vote, or a future that is built on a strong and growing middle class," said President Obama.

As the president strives to win the Badger State on Election Day.

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