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UPDATE: Pres. Obama plans campaign stop in Wisconsin

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- President Barack Obama will return to Wisconsin next week.

The President is expected to hold a fundraiser and roundtable discussion on Saturday, September 22 at the Milwaukee Theater.

Obama was last in Wisconsin in February, when he toured Master Lock, a factory in Milwaukee.

Obama won Wisconsin in 2008 by 14 percentage points, but Republicans have been gaining ground there. Polls in Wisconsin leading up to the Democratic National Convention showed a close race between Obama and rival Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney visited Wisconsin in August, while his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, has held three events in the Badger State since joining the GOP presidential ticket.

Vice President Joe Biden has already visited Wisconsin twice this month.

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- President Obama is scheduled to make a stop in Wisconsin on September 22. This would be Obama's first trip to the state since February.

An invitation shows the President will be at the Milwaukee Theater to hold a fundraiser and roundtable discussion. To attend the general reception, donors must give a minimum of $250. In order to take part in a photo reception and VIP reception, people must contribute $5,000 to Obama campaign fund. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports it costs $25,000 to attend the roundtable with the President.

A spokesman for the Romney campaign is criticizing Obama for coming to Wisconsin just to raise campaign money. The Obama Campaign told the Associated Press they had no comment.

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