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How Can The President Benefit From Wisconsin's Midterm Election?

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It's down to the last week of campaigning for midterm elections, including the hotly contested gubernatorial race in Wisconsin. 

The last tracking poll from Marquette University is due out today - the previous numbers, from two weeks ago, show Governor Walker and Democrat Mary Burke neck-and-neck.

While the first lady had campaigned in Wisconsin twice in recent weeks on behalf of Burke, it wasn't until yesterday that President Obama himself appeared in the state for campaign purposes. The President addressed an event at Milwaukee's North Division High School  The goal for the event was to rally the Democratic faithful and drive them to the polls.  

But what was in it for the President?  NPR's White House correspondent, Tamara Keith, was in town for the rally, and she spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich from Washington this morning.

Audrey is a WUWM host and producer for Lake Effect.