The Washington Times - September 22, 2012, 11:03AM

The Republican National Committee, noting President Obama’s first visit to battleground state Wisconsin in 220 days, dropped a new ad noting the political landscape has changed in the state over the last year.

The ad, entitled “Since You’ve Been Gone,” notes that Republican Gov. Scott Walker triumphed earlier this year over a union-led recall effort and favorite son Rep. Paul Ryan was named Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate.

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Those developments, among others, have transformed reliably blue Wisconsin, which Mr. Obama won in 2008 by almost 14 points, into a state Republicans think they can steal in 2012.

Mr. Obama is scheduled to return to the state for the first time since February on Saturday, while Mr. Romney is in California to raise cash. Mr. Ryan is scheduled to campaign in Florida.