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Priebus, Johnson: Wis. critical to President's future


MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama's seventh visit to Wisconsin today will likely be one of many to come before the 2012 election.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday "Obama's map won't add up without Wisconsin in his column."

Despite Obama's frequent visits before the midterm elections, Wisconsin turned red, winning a Senate seat, the governorship and both houses of the Legislature.

As for the president's call to put aside partisan differences in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night and work to compete globally, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says if Obama and Democrats will work to control government spending and invest in private sector jobs, he's all for it.

Both Priebus and Johnson, in a conference call, said Wisconsin is critical to the president's future.

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