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Crowd of 30,000 turns up in Madison to see President Obama speak

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Madison (WQOW)- President Obama touched on many topics as he addressed a large crowd at UW Madison on Thursday, including the economy and healthcare.

He also talked about keeping college affordable, which went over very well with the predominately young crowd. UW Madison police estimate that around 30,000 people were on campus to hear the President speak.

President Obama spoke for about 25 minutes.  He began by talking about jobs, the number one issue in this election.  The president told the crowd he has a plan to turn the economy around and he'll be able to get it done with another four years.  The President also said Governor Romney's plan would either cause the federal deficit to rise, or force taxpayers to pay more, something the President says he refuses to do.

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Madison (AP)- President Barack Obama encouraged a crowd at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to take advantage of in-person early voting that starts October 22nd and runs through November 2nd. His campus speech today touched on key campaign themes of funding education and creating jobs.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to use a rally at the University of Wisconsin in Madison to fire-up his Democratic base and encourage his supporters to vote early.

   Thursday's rally is sure to be a large and friendly crowd for President Obama, who attracted about 26,000 people the last time he came to the UW campus in 2010.

   The President won Wisconsin in 2008 by 14 points. It was an easy win during an election when 1-in-5 ballots were cast before Election Day.

   In-person absentee voting doesn't begin in Wisconsin until Oct. 22. But absentee ballots started being sent to people who requested them at the end of September.

   President Obama's rally is coming a day after the president and Republican challenger Mitt Romney met in Denver for their first presidential debate.

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