President Barack Obama will be wrapping up his reelection campaign with a rally in Madison on Monday, November 5, the day before Election Day. It will be his second trip to town in a month, having held a rally on Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on October 5.
The president is making multiple stops around Wisconsin during the closing days of the campaign. He spoke in the Green Bay suburb of Ashwaubenon Thursday morning, and will be appearing in Milwaukee on Saturday before returning to Madison on the eve of Election Day.
It will be Obama's fourth campaign event in Madison in the last three years, all on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Previous locations and dates for his rallies in the city include: the Kohl Center on February 12, 2008; UW Library Mall on September 27, 2010; and, Bascom Hill one month ago.
The office of Mayor Paul Soglin confirms that Monday's rally will be held in the city rather than on campus. Previous presidential campaign rally locations in the city have included the Capitol Square for Bill Clinton in 1996 and Al Gore in 2000, and West Washington Avenue just off the Square for John Kerry in 2004.
Bruce Springsteen will be performing at the rally. This will be Springsteen's second presidential rally gig in Madison, as he also played at the Kerry rally eight years ago.
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