The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Sunday that President Barack Obama is planning a Monday morning rally with Bruce Springsteen in Madison, Wis. Tens of thousands are expected to attend the event.
The Badger State is in play with its 10 electoral votes. Here's more of the latest news from Wisconsin regarding the Obama-Mitt Romney race.
* Real Clear Politics' averaging of several surveys shows that Obama is leading Romney by 4.2 points, 50.4 percent to 46.2 percent (as of Sunday).
* National Journal reported Friday that Obama's lead in Wisconsin is aided by the support of "upscale white women" and "working-class whites, especially women." Quinnipiac, Marist and EPIC-MRA state polls show that 55 percent of white women without a college degree support Obama in Wisconsin, while 49 percent of white college-educated women in the state support him.
* CNN reported Sunday that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan briefly tailgated with Green Bay Packers fans at Lambeau Field before heading off to rallies in other swing states, including Ohio and Colorado.* The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that Obama campaigned with singer Katy Perry in Milwaukee Saturday before 20,000 people. The singer wore a gown that featuring the word "Forward," the Obama campaign slogan. Obama told the crowd, "Wisconsin, you know what I believe. You know I mean what I say and I say what I mean."
* Romney's side outspent Obama's side by $2 million in Wisconsin last week in TV ads, according to National Journal Friday.
* Gannett Wisconsin Media reported Friday that Romney told a West Allis, Wis., audience, "I won't spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation that's unrelated to economic growth. From day 1, I'll go to work to help Americans get back to work." Romney's Friday trip to Wisconsin was his first since Aug. 12, when he announced Ryan as his running mate.
* The Hill reported Saturday that Obama's campaign sent out a memo saying that Romney would have to win 52 percent of the remaining votes in Wisconsin in order to win state, due to the reported advantage Obama has over Romney among early voters.
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