Washington (CNN) – President Obama will wrap up his re-election campaign Monday with a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, his campaign announced Thursday. Early Monday, Obama will be stumping in Wisconsin and Ohio before heading to Iowa. The Monday stops will cap a weekend of cross-country campaigning.
Iowa was crucial to the president's 2008 victory – both his win in the state's caucuses that helped propel him to the Democratic nomination, and he captured the state in the general election with a 54%-44% victory over John McCain.
Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - A new mail piece from the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future envisions a second term "big government fantasy land" for President Obama where "spending, debt and taxes lead to prosperity."
The mailer portrays the president strolling through a fairy tale world populated by snails, shooting stars, mushrooms, flamingos and a man in the moon hovering over fog-shrouded river.
(CNN) – With less than a week before Election Day, polls released Thursday indicated a narrow edge for President Barack Obama in Iowa, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, three states that are being fiercely contested in the final stretch of the campaign.
In Iowa, Obama was at 50% among likely voters, and Romney at 44%, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. That's slightly tighter than earlier in October, though the result Thursday was just outside the poll's sampling error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. A poll released Wednesday indicated a much tighter race in the Hawkeye State – the University of Iowa survey had Obama at 42.7% and Romney at 41%.
Janesville, Wisconsin (CNN) - Even in an election year, Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan stuck to a family trick-or-treat tradition.
On Wednesday, Mitt Romney's running mate held three rallies in his home state before he and wife, Janna, returned to Janesville to spend Halloween with their three children.
(CNN) – A new poll of likely voters in Wisconsin shows President Barack Obama with an eight point lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the state.
The Marquette University Law School poll indicates 51% of likely Wisconsin voters backing the president while 43% support Romney. Obama's lead falls outside the survey's sampling error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin (CNN) - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy devastating the northeast Paul Ryan toned down his criticism of President Barack Obama when Mitt Romney's running mate resumed campaigning on Wednesday.
When the Wisconsin lawmaker and vice presidential nominee kicked off the first of three rallies in his home state he focused less on their Democratic opponent – who will spend the day surveying Sandy-ravaged areas of New Jersey with Republican Gov. Chris Christie – and more on what the Republican ticket would do if they were elected in six days.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will continue his battleground swing next week, hitting Wisconsin, Ohio and Colorado, his campaign announced Friday.
The president will travel to Colorado Springs and Green Bay on Tuesday before heading to Ohio later that night. The following day, Obama is scheduled to speak at events in Cincinnati and Akron, Ohio.
Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) – In a week Paul Ryan will campaign in the battleground state of Wisconsin but the visit was partially designed so the GOP vice presidential nominee can be with his kids on Halloween.
Ryan made it clear he won't miss being with his kids on the dress-up holiday in a radio interview earlier this month.
(CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan is once again donning a pair of safety goggles in a new television ad released Wednesday for his House re-election campaign.
Similar to his first television ad, Ryan is seen standing in a factory talking to voters about the economy.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, released a statement Sunday responding to the Brookfield, Wisconsin shooting that killed three and wounded four others at a hair salon and spa.
Brookfield borders Ryan's congressional district, the site of a separate mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek two months ago.