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Clinton stumps for Obama, Baldwin in Waukesha

CREATED Oct 31, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov 1, 2012

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  • Former U.S. President Bill Clinton Speaks to a crowd of about 2,000 in Waukesha Thursday. | Photo: Milwuakee Journal Sentinel.

WAUKESHA - A former president spoke in Waukesha Thursday to support President Barack Obama and Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin.

President Bill Clinton talked at the UW-Waukesha Field House.  His main topics included jobs, education, health care and how believed President Obama would move America forward.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady reports that about 600 people saw Clinton's speech.  It came at the same time that Mr. Obama appeared in Green Bay.

Students, community members and others like Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett attended.

"Because I've had the job, I've fought the fight, I've made my mistakes.  I know that when you get down and crawl in the dirt and try to make change instead of talk about change, it is hard...and he has done it.  His direction is right," said Clinton as he ended his speech.  

"Having a strong government and strong private sector together is better than crippling the government's ability to empower the middle class...Barack Obama should be the next President."

Clinton is criss-crossing the country to speak in key battleground states.

He was then set to make three stops in another key battleground state, Ohio.


Mr. Obama was set to speak Saturday at the Delta Convention Center in Milwaukee on Saturday, with rock musician Katy Perry performing in support.

He was then set to come again to Wisconsin for a speech in Madison on Monday.

Mitt Romney, the President's challenger, was to speak at State Fair Park in West Allis on Friday.

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Beloit and Superior on Friday.