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Dems confident Obama will win Wisconsin


CHARLOTTE (WKOW) -- Few states are more important to President Barack Obama's re-election chances than Wisconsin.

President Obama won Wisconsin by 14 points in 2008, but that certainly won't happen again, as he clings to a very slim lead at the moment.

However, state Democrats don't seem to be very worried that Mitt Romney will overtake the President and actually win Wisconsin in November.

No Republican has won Wisconsin since President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

George W. Bush came very close in both 2000 and 2004, but still lost by less than one percentage point.

Democrats say this time will be no different.

Their plan is to remind voters just how bad the situation was when President Obama took over in early 2009.

"I remember in the month that President Obama took office, 800,000 jobs left our economy," said Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison), who is also a candidate for U.S. Senate.  "And I remember seeing charts that sort of put this into visual terms of that job loss. and then Obama came into office and we started gaining jobs again."

"We have come to a point and a situation where the unemployment rate has stabilized.  It's still not where we want it to be, we know there's more work that needs to be done there," said Mayor Tom Barrett (D-Milwaukee).  "The stock market has come back, and, we're starting to see signs that the housing market is coming back. What people have to remember is that four years ago, the failed policies that the Republicans want to return to are what brought us to that disastrous time." 

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