WEST ALLIS, Wis. (WFRV) - Four more days to election day and Wisconsin remains a political hot spot.
Mitt Romney kicked off Friday morning with a rally in West Allis. Heading into the last weekend of campaigning, it was a speech Romney's campaign described as his "closing argument."
"Paul Ryan and I will bring real change to America from day one," Romney said.
He asked a fired up crowd in southern Wisconsin to judge him on his record. One filled with bi-partisan achievements and job creation.
"Real change is not measured in words, real change is measured in achievements and four years ago, candidate Obama promised to do so very much but he's fallen so very short," said Romney.
Released Friday morning, the latest jobs report shows a .1% increase in the nation's unemployment rate, now at 7.9%. Romney said that's unacceptable.
"The same path we're on means $20 trillion in debt in four years," Romney explained. It means crippling unemployment continues it means stagnant take home pay, depressed home values and a devastating military. And unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession."
Paul Ryan spent the day campaigning in Colorado and Iowa, but some of his family was pushing to get out the vote here in northeast Wisconsin. Ryan's mother, sister and sister-in-law rallied supporters at the Green Bay Distillery.
"I've got two kids," said Oakleigh Ryan. "Their future I'm thinking about. When I hear Mitt and Paul, I have a sense of optimism and that is really encouraging and that's what I'm picking up on the campaign trail."
"Please, let's get out there and help them," Betty Douglas said. "We need everybody's help for the good of our country."
Romney held two other rallies Friday in Ohio. He's expected to spend the weekend in other swing states, such as New Hampshire and Colorado.