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President Obama speaks to crowd of 18,000 in Madison

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MADISON (WXOW) -- President Barack Obama made a stop in Madison on Monday, asking Wisconsin for his vote.

The president spoke to a crowd of about 18,000 people in Madison's downtown. Obama took the stage after Democratic lawmakers and a performance by music legend Bruce Springsteen.

Springsteen sang four songs including "No Surrender," "The Promised Land," "Land of Hope and Dreams."

Madison Fire inspectors estimated the crowd at 18,000.

Obama now heads to Columbus, Ohio, and Des Moines, Iowa, for campaign appearances.

Meanwhile, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is also making a final push for votes across the county. Romney planned stops in Virginia and New Hampshire on Monday.

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MADISON (WXOW) -- President Barack Obama arrived in Madison overnight for his campaign event near the State Capitol on Monday.

People were already in line a few hours before the doors opened at 7:00 a.m. Several streets in that area are closed for the president's visit. Rock legend Bruce Springsteen will perform at the event.

After Madison, President Obama heads to Columbus, Ohio and Des Moines, Iowa.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will campaign in Columbus too, as well as Florida, Virginia and New Hampshire.

Watch the President's speech live beginning at 10:45 a.m. on http://www.wxow.com/live

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