GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- Wisconsin is taking its place front and center as a Presidential battleground state.
On Thursday, President Barack Obama made his first of three trips to the Badger State over a five-day span with a campaign stop in Green Bay.
President Obama looked to protect his slight lead in Wisconsin by appealing to the working-class voters he'll be counting on next Tuesday, with some help from a very popular Green Bay resident, Packers' All-Pro Defensive Back Charles Woodson.
"The President of the United States believes in community," Woodson told a crowd of about 2,600 at Austin Straubel Airport.
Woodson showed he believes in community as well, by announcing a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Woodson says he's following the President's lead.
"So next week, lets vote for the one candidate that has everybody's best interest at heart, and not just the very few. That's President Barack Obama," said Woodson.
That theme of helping everyone was at the heart of President Obama's message.
"Our fight goes on because America has always done its best when everybody gets a fair shot and everybody's doing their fair share, and everybody's playing by the same rules," President Obama told the crowd.
The President says he helped make that happen during his first-term, and tried to assure voters that will be his main objective going forward as well.
"The people who need a champion are the Americans whose letters I read late at night. The men and women I meet on the campaign trail everyday, the laid off furniture worker who's re-training for a career in biotechnology at age 55. She needs a champion," said President Obama.
And with just five days to go, the President also asked for some help.
"And if you're willing to work with me again and knock on some doors with me, and make some phone calls for me, and turn out for me, we'll win Brown County again. We'll win Wisconsin again. We'll win this election," said the President.
If the President's re-election strategy is to win by securing the Midwest, it won't be for lack of trying.
President Obama will be back in Wisconsin two more times before Election Day.
The President has planned stops in Milwaukee on Saturday and Madison on Monday.
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