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President Obama & Paul Ryan both campaign in Wisconsin this week

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - President Barack Obama will campaign at the center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Thursday outside of Bascom Hall.

The appearance marks the second time Obama has been in Wisconsin in as many weeks. It's his first visit to Madison since 2010, when he also held a rally outside of Bascom Hall.

His campaign announced the campus location Monday. The campaign said Obama will use the event to encourage supporters to register to vote and to vote early.

In-person early voting begins in Wisconsin on Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 2. Absentee ballots can be requested now. Those must be postmarked by Election Day on Nov. 6. Obama's stop in Madison comes the day after the first presidential debate against Republican Mitt Romney in Denver.

Meanwhile Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan plans to return to his native Wisconsin on Saturday to host a fundraiser.

Ryan, who is from Janesville, plans to host the fundraiser Saturday night at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

The invitation says the admission price for the general public is $1,000 per person, while those aged 35 and under can get in for $250. It costs $15,000 per couple for a private dinner and those wishing to be recognized as a "Founding Partner" need to give $100,000.

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