Red, White and Blue

GOP, Democrats fighting over Racine County for presidential election

CREATED Oct 31, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 31, 2012

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RACINE- Wisconsin is living up to its battleground image and Racine County could be one of those battleground counties.
 
Memorial Hall in Racine is one of those must-stops for candidates. 
 
"You know what they say: As Racine County goes, so goes Wisconsin," said Congressman Paul Ryan to a cheering crowd.
 
Ryan is hoping history will be on his side this election year.  The Republican VP candidate's closing argument strikes a familiar Republican theme.
 
"The good news is we can fix this, it's not too late to get the American dream back on track."
 
Kathleen Enstrom says she is a believer, "Republican enthusiasm is up."  Romney/Ryan signs are up all over the front of her Racine home.  She likes Ryan's message of less government.
 
"It's our job to say to the government 'these are the things you are supposed to do everything is up to us,'" argues Enstrom.
 
Ryan and President Obama are not only battling it out with campaign signs on the street corners in Racine, they've been on the same ballot before.
 
Four years ago, presidential candidate Obama got nearly 54,000 votes, congressional candidate Paul Ryan got nearly 60,000 in Racine County.
 
"I didn't know that," said Lee Sederberg.
 
He is a proud Obama/Biden voter and his yard signs show it.  Education and equal pay are big issues for him.
 
"I'm very pro-teachers getting paid in equal amount for what they do."
 
Congressman Ryan is expected back in the state at least one more time before the election to vote in his hometown of Janesville.