Wis. (WFRV)-- Mitt Romney's campaign rolled into Wisconsin Monday. The GOP presidential hopeful is on a bus tour that's stopping in six-battle ground states in five days.
The tour brought him to Monterey Mills manufacturing plant in Janesville Monday morning.
In his first visit to the dairy state since securing the republican nomination, Romney took aim at President Obama.
"He(President Obama) just assumed from the very beginning Wisconsin was going to be his, but you know what we're going to win Wisconsin, we're going to get the Whitehouse," Romney told the crowd of about 1,000 supporters.
From his economic policies to Obama-care, Romney tore into the President's record.
"The last time his campaign slogan was hope and change, this time they are going with we hope they change the subject, but we are not going to let them do that, we're going to talk about the economy, jobs, and getting Americans back to work," said Romney.
Jobs and the economy has been the theme along his bus tour and the central theme of his candidacy. Today, Romney laid out part of his economic plan, starting with taking advantage of energy resources in the U.S and helping get the keystone pipeline built.
His other priorities, balancing the budget and repealing health care.
"People are having a hard time, those unemployment numbers understate the difficulty happening in this country, I wish the president would get out, talk to people, he'd understand how out of touch he was when he said the private sector was doing fine, it's not, it needs help and I'm going to get it for it," said Romney.
Romney got some help from three of the state's top republicans, Representative Paul Ryan, Senator Ron Johnson and Governor Scott Walker, who Romney subtly praised during his speech.
"I'm going to finally get America on track to have a balanced budget just like your governor has done here," said Romney.
After Wisconsin, it was off to Iowa where he was making appearances Monday afternoon and Tuesday the five-day bus tour wraps up in Michigan.
Romney's visit shows just how big of a battleground state Wisconsin will be this fall.
The president doesn't have any campaign visits scheduled for Wisconsin yet, but his "Obama for America" campaign has set up 20 offices across the state and say they have a strong grass roots movement in place.
"Wisconsin is battleground state every four years, and we don't expect that to be any different this time around and that's why Obama for America has been campaigning and on the ground here in Wisconsin for over a year," said Joe Zepecki, WI Communications Director for Obama For America.
President Obama took Wisconsin in 2008 by 14 percent. The state hasn't voted for a republican presidential nominee since 1984.