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Presidential candidate visits down in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Cuba City's Main Street is pretty quiet nowadays.

It's a far cry from 2004 when the self-proclaimed "City of Presidents" hosted campaign visits from both President Bush and John Kerry.

In fact, presidential campaigning across the entire state is down this year compared to 2004.

That shows both a change in strategy by the campaigns and the reality of a more dispersed electoral map.

Cuba City Mayor Bob Beinborn says he doesn't expect to see a presidential campaign stop in his southwestern Wisconsin city again in his lifetime.

And retired elementary school principal Joe Goeman says city residents are still ticked off that Bush didn't stop the first time he drove through town in 2004. Goeman says he's a Republican who's leaning toward voting for Democrat Barack Obama.

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