First lady Michelle Obama to campaign Friday in Racine, Wausau

MADISON (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama plans to make two campaign stops in Wisconsin on Friday, October 19th. She is slated to appear both in Racine and Wausau.

Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public starting on a first-come, first-served basis at the Racine Civic Centre: Memorial Hall, 72 7th Street, Racine.

Wisconsin continues to be a major focus for both Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan hosted a fundraiser for Senate candidate Tommy Thompson on Sunday and staged a public rally Monday in Waukesha.

Vice President Joe Biden campaigned on Friday in La Crosse.

Wisconsin is one of about nine states both sides are competing aggressively to win in an increasingly shrinking electoral map.

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