Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton to campaign in Wisconsin Friday

MADISON -- 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. Meanwhile, former president Bill Clinton will speak in Green Bay. Each are campaigning on behalf of President Barack Obama and promoting early voting, which begins in Wisconsin Monday.

Michelle Obama will speak at Racine's Memorial Hall/Racine Civic Centre and encourage voters to make their way to the polls this election season, and also, to vote early.

President Clinton's visit will take place Friday evening at the Kress Events Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance.

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 post-debate in La Crosse.

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

For more information about voting early, finding polling places or checking registration status, voters are encouraged to visit www.ownyourvotewi.com