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President Obama to Milwaukee this month

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Barack Obama is planning to visit Wisconsin later this month -- another sign of the state's battleground status.

An invitation says Obama will hold a fundraiser and roundtable discussion at the Milwaukee Theater on Sept. 22.

Donors must give a minimum of $250 to attend the general reception in Milwaukee. Those who contribute $5,000 to the Democratic president's campaign fund are also invited to a photo reception and VIP reception.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the cost to attend a roundtable discussion with Obama is $25,000.

Ben Sparks, a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized Obama for dropping into Wisconsin simply to raise campaign cash.

Obama's campaign told The Associated Press it had no comment.

This would be Obama's first visit to Wisconsin since February.

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