La Crosse, WI (WXOW)— With just 79 days until the general election, Republicans and Democrats are hitting the campaign trail.
Sunday, the Obama for America "Heartland Tour:2012" stopped in La Crosse. The theme of the Obama campaign RV tour is moving the middle class forward.
The Romney campaign also sent a mobile tour through Wisconsin. The campaign's bus visited LHI Thursday.
President Obama's campaign focused on economic policy.
"President Obama is fighting to ensure that taxes do not go up for families earning up to a quarter of a million dollars a year," said Rep. Ron Kind. "Yet the Romney Ryan tax plan, more tax breaks at the top."
As part of the tour Sen. Jennifer Shilling and Rep. Kind held a round table discussion with local families.
"We heard about the concern for affordable higher education in this country," Shilling said. "We also heard about the importance of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, not just what it means to these families, but also Congressman Kind highlighted some of the concerns with the Romney-Ryan budget."
The Obama tour comes on the heels of Mitt Romney's bus tour which stopped in La Crosse Thursday.
"There are 10, 15 states in the country that are really going to make a difference," said Brian Schimming, Vice Chair, Republican Party of Wisconsin. "Wisconsin is one of them."
At the stop, Republican state senate candidate Bill Feehan and congressional candidate Ray Boland joined Schimming to highlight the Romeny-Ryan platform.
"President Obama has cut over $700 billion out of Medicare to finance Obama care," Schimming said. "The great thing about the Romney Ryan ticket, is they give seniors choice going forward."
And while many of those campaigning on both mobile tours face their own elections in November…they agree stumping for the nation's highest office is a priority.
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