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Romney attacks Obama over unemployment during rally in West Allis

CREATED Nov 2, 2012 - UPDATED: Nov 2, 2012

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WEST ALLIS- Mitt Romney invited a lot of political friends to his rally at State Fair Park Friday morning.

The large crowd heard from Packers legend Bart Starr, former governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and Governor Scott Walker before Romney took the podium.

Republicans were chanting "four more days" as Governor Romney made his closing argument.

He wasted no time going after the the new unemployment number that shows the economy is still struggling.

"President Obama said he was going to lower the unemployment rate to 5.2%.  Today we learned that it is actually 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised," said Romney.

Romney is promising a five-point economic plan and a record to help create 12 million new jobs in four years.

"With the right leadership, America will come roaring back," Romney said to the cheering crowd.

Romney also seized on the choice voters have to make and the historic role Wisconsin could play as one of nine battleground states.

"I appreciate all that you have done and all that you will do in the next four days and I want to tell you how much I appreciate being in the home of the next Vice President of the United States."

Romney's message hit home with Jenny Dillon.  "I feel like Mitt Romney knows what he's doing as a businessman, I feel like he knows how to get small businesses moving again."

Republicans know the Democrats have a winning streak with presidential elections, but this time around they are hoping the Badger State goes red on election night.