UPDATED: Bill Clinton Speaking at UW-Waukesha Thursday

Wisconsin's getting high-profile political stops, including President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

Updated at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to include information about venue and time for Clinton; and information about Obama in Milwaukee

Former President Bill Clinton will be campaign in Waukesha Thursday on behalf of President Barack Obama, who is making a stop in Milwaukee on Saturday.

Doors open to Clinton’s event at UW-Waukesha’s Field House at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. The news release from Obama for America does not specifically state when the program begins.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry.

Clinton isn’t the only big-name coming to Wisconsin. As a swing state, it’s being eyed as a crucial battleground for Republicans and Democrats.

Mitt Romney, whose plans to be in West Allis Monday were canceled because of Hurricane Sandy, will appear at the State Fair, 640 S. 84th St., on Friday. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, however, advance registration is required.

All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. 


Days before the election, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will visit Racine on Wednesday.

Billed as a victory rally from the Romney-Ryan campaign, Ryan is slated to visit Memorial Hall at 2:15 p.m. with a mix of state and national GOP names.

Tickets are free, but registration is required by visiting the campaign's website.


Obama announced that he would campaign in Green Bay on Thursday morning. Free tickets are available on the campaign's website. Obama canceled his visit that was scheduled for Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy.


Vice President Joe Biden returns for stops in Beloit and Superior on Friday. Biden was in Wisconsin last week for stops at UW-Oshkosh and UW-Parkside in Kenosha.


Late Wednesday, the Obama campaign announced that the president will make a stop in Milwaukee to speak at what's being described as a "grassroots event." No details on that visit were available.

morninmist October 31, 2012 at 05:40 PM
And other grand findings of the new poll; MULawPoll ‏@MULawPoll Independents at Baldwin 45%, Thompson 39%. Two weeks ago, it was Tommy 44%, Tammy 41%. #mulawpoll Details 7m MULawPoll MULawPoll ‏@MULawPoll Independents at Obama 46%, Romney 41% in new results. Two weeks ago, it was 49% Romney, 45% Obama. #mulawpoll
Mainstreet TheShaw October 31, 2012 at 06:11 PM
And I am sure our little mayor will be there to take advantage of his unpopularity. If you watch channel 25 you will see the council member gag as they have to address him as mayor. Come on, I want a real Mayor! I can think of 3 council members who would be great and able to serve as mayor. And Jeff, if you are reading this, congratulations on being able to read!
morninmist October 31, 2012 at 06:25 PM
And Tammy's poll: WisPolitics links ‏@wispoliticsfeed ELECTION: Baldwin poll has her up on Thompson 48-45 http://bit.ly/T7pNBi
FreeThought Troy October 31, 2012 at 07:55 PM
THE BIG DOG Wish I could go!
CowDung October 31, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Careful--keep talking like that and Taoist Crocodile will try to get him banned...
FreeThought Troy October 31, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Honestly - I'm surprised Waukesha will let him in. I used to live there. It's pretty Red. The left leaners show up, but we all got clobbered come voting time. Esp. when the Co. Clerk "accidentally" finds just enough votes to win on some bizzare set of circomstances.
Greg October 31, 2012 at 08:13 PM
The news here is that she is up on a man!!! Polls smolls!
Brian Dey October 31, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Bill who? Is Monica in town???
James R Hoffa October 31, 2012 at 08:38 PM
@FreeThought Troy - Why on earth would you want to see Clinton? The destruction of our industrial economy, which for some reason you guys on the left blame Bush for despite not being able to cite anything that would actually cause economic decline, was largely caused by Clinton-era policy - NAFTA, favored trading nation status to China, and the deregulation of financial banks. Two unfunded wars and lowering taxes would NOT cause an economy to decline. The policies Clinton put in place would and did. Get it yet?
Keith Schmitz October 31, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Greg, we already know you are an idiot. Now need to remind us.
CowDung October 31, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Keith: Do you ever make an attempt to contribute something useful to a discussion, or do you just come by to fling feces?
Greg October 31, 2012 at 08:54 PM
"Greg, we already know you are an idiot. Now need to remind us." DOH.........
Keith Schmitz October 31, 2012 at 08:55 PM
"Two unfunded wars and lowering taxes would NOT cause an economy to decline." Of course they did...and did. Most of us read and comprehend history. Wishing doesn't make it so. Makes sense for Clinton to be in Waukesha. Despite the herds of wing nuts it is the third largest collection of Democrats in the state.
Keith Schmitz October 31, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Everyone has their failings. All Bush did was totally screw up the country. But of course the conservative mind has trouble with the concept of perspective, numbers, realty...
CowDung October 31, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Conservatives have trouble with realty? Those on both sides of the aisle have been having trouble selling their homes lately...
James R Hoffa October 31, 2012 at 09:38 PM
@low life POS scum bag Schmitzy - Please explain, in detail, exactly how lowering taxes and putting two wars on the credit card (which really isn't a wholly accurate statement) causes an economy to collapse. Lowering taxes usually encourages economic activity - that's why local Democratic leaders regularly fight for tax incentives along side their GOP counterparts. Just look at the $100B in tax breaks and subsidies that Obama gave to green energy companies. But now, you're saying that tax cuts are bad for the economy? And putting two wars on the credit card - didn't we also put WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, etc all on the credit card as well? And yet, doing so didn't cause economic ruin, did it? And if running up the balance on the credit card is bad, then why did Obama double the deficit and add a record breaking $6T in new federal debt over the last 4 years - wouldn't this also be considered to be bad for the economy? Contrast with Clinton's policies: NAFTA caused the outsourcing of American jobs to Canada and Mexico. Giving favored trading nation status to China caused the outsourcing of American jobs to China. And you guys on the left are always saying that deregulating financial banks led to the housing and subsequent credit crisis, right? Now those policies all would definitely and logically seem to contribute to a failing economy, correct? Time to wake up and start seeing REALITY! Clinton = Toxic to America!
James R Hoffa October 31, 2012 at 09:42 PM
@low life POS scum bag Schmitzy - Please explain in detail what policies initiated by Bush totally screwed up the country, and how exactly they screwed it up. Hoffa can do this very easily for Clinton: NAFTA - caused the outsourcing of American jobs to Canada and Mexico. Favored trading nation status to China - caused the outsourcing of American jobs to China. Deregulating financial banks - led to the housing bubble burst of 2008 and subsequent credit market freeze up.
Michael McClusky October 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Patch should have more coverage of Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party.
tom munson October 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM
He is a Jackal
Keith Best November 01, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Bill Clinton is still looking for those "binders of women" mentioned during a presidential debate.
Denise Du Vernay November 01, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Regardless of politics, seeing Bill Clinton speak is a once in a lifetime opportunity. He's one of the best speakers our country has ever known. I saw him speak in Milwaukee in 2004 and I'll never forget the experience and the energy in that theater.
Aaron Hunter November 01, 2012 at 04:41 AM
You want the truth? We deserve the truth and Obama offers it here in person. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vqrJPGmBBMA Mitt Romney is not our Commander In Chief! Obama Is! What else do we need to know about Obama before we elect him for a second rule? . . . . . . . . We have DEAD Boarder Patrol Agents, A Dead Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi and Obama has NOT ONE ANSWER in fact he is blocking information.
Beth Norquist November 01, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Latest Polls: Obama Leads in Wisconsin Marquette Univ Poll: Obama 51 percent, Romney 43 percent https://law.marquette.edu/poll/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/MLSP14_Toplines_LIKELYVOTERS.pdf Marist Poll: Obama 49 percent, Romney 46 percent http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/A_Politics/Wisconsin_poll.pdf Rasmussen Poll: Obama 49 percent, Romney 49 percent (poll typically favors Rep.) Go vote! Every vote matters! Get early voting info at: http://brookfield-wi.patch.com/articles/brookfield-election-guide
Beth Norquist November 01, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Hey, Waukesha Voters! Early voting held Thursday and Friday, Nov 1-2: Details at: http://waukesha.patch.com/events/early-voting-for-general-election-f1109cd2
Dirk November 01, 2012 at 02:39 PM
The Dem lineup is impressive. A philandering impeached former President and Joe "Term Limits" Biden. LOL!! This failed experiment is over. Thankfully.
FreeThought Troy November 01, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I wonder... What will happen to all this trash talk if the President should win re election?
morninmist November 01, 2012 at 05:27 PM
More good news about the economy that Mitt talks down on! U.S. new home sales hit highest in 2 1/2 years. Sales rise 27.1% in the past year http://cbc.sh/MofG5qD #p2 #USECONOMY
$$andSense November 02, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Dang, that was my first thougt too. Bill should check out "Just For Men". Dem ladies sho' do like a man wit dat nice hair and all!
$$andSense November 02, 2012 at 01:21 AM
"@low life POS scum bag Schmitzy " I see the Doofa is getting a bit edgy here. You used to be a cordial debater. What happened to "Cheers" :)
DICK STEINBERG November 05, 2012 at 02:09 AM
With all the enemies in the world at large why do some Americans hate some Americans ?


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