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Mr. Biden was on his way to a speech in nearby Milford.


Ads aim to turn Wisconsin Republican again

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is airing campaign ads in Wisconsin, making a play to win the state last carried by a Republican in 1984.

Mr. Romney hopes the ads, blaming President Obama for the federal deficit, can give him an edge in the state that is home to his running mate, Paul Ryan, and where polls have shown him even with the Democratic incumbent.

The former Massachusetts governor also hopes to force Mr. Obama to defend Wisconsin by spending additional campaign money there. Mr. Obama carried Wisconsin by 14 percentage points in 2008 and has not aired ads there.

Independent groups backing Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are running ads in the state.

Mr. Romney, a native of Michigan, also hopes to compete there. Democratic presidential candidates have carried the state since 1988.


Obama suggests how best to mark Sept. 11 anniversary

President Obama is asking Americans to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by remembering how far the nation has come since that day.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Mr. Obama said he wants people to remember the victims and their families, and to honor the first responders who risked their lives to help.

Mr. Obama said America has come back stronger and al Qaeda is on the path to defeat.

In the Republican address, Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming criticized Mr. Obama’s presidency and said the nation isn’t better off than it was four years ago under President Bush.


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