President Obama Reschedules Wisconsin Trip For Thursday

Although Hurricane Sandy kept President Barack Obama away from a scheduled trip to Green Bay, Wis., on Tuesday, the campaign has tentatively rescheduled his appearance for Thursday.

The plan now is for Obama to speak at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay on Thursday. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. CT.

People who originally had a ticket for Tuesday's event can get into Thursday's, while others need to sign up at the campaign's website.

An Obama campaign official cautioned to WisPolitics, however, that the latest event schedule is tentative and may change depending on when the president is needed for disaster response.

Both Obama's campaign and that of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have been battling over Wisconsin, with each side sending its biggest stars to the state in the final week before the election. Romney was originally scheduled to campaign in the state on Monday, but his plans also changed due to Hurricane Sandy. Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, Ann Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Romney's running mate, were all holding events in the Badger State this week.

The Romney campaign has been making a last-minute push in Wisconsin, now viewing the state as potentially winnable. It won't be easy: The Badger State hasn't gone for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984. And in 2008, Obama won the state by a solid 14-point margin. He currently leads by about 4 percentage points.

The Obama campaign has hit back against talk of Romney expanding the number of states he may be able to win, with Tripp Wellde, the campaign's Wisconsin state director, writing in a memo this week, "The makeup of this year’s electorate in Wisconsin, the turnout machine built by OFA over the last 500 plus days, and the President’s consistent lead in public polling gives the President a clear advantage in the final days of this contest."



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