Wisconsin Democrats, Republicans react to final presidential debate

NOW: Wisconsin Democrats, Republicans react to final presidential debate

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- After a roundtable with law enforcement supporting President Donald Trump in Wauwatosa, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Andrew Hitt said the president’s visit Saturday, Oct. 24 will help get out the vote.

“The President comes, regardless of whether you get a chance to go to that really, chances are you are watching that rally on TV.”

Hitt says it is unfortunate General Mitchell Airport turned the president down. As for the debate, he thought the president looked strong.

“Joe Biden was on his heels at several points," Hitt said. "He was struggling to find what he wanted to say

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley cast his ballot Friday, and pushed for Black Milwaukee residents to vote in the election.

Crowley says Trump’s debate performance did not help him with the black community.

“He’s talking about how he’s done more for the black community other than Abraham Lincoln, and the fact that he has no concrete plan to move this community forward," Crowley said.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor Mordecai Lee said the debate did not come too late because of how many people he expects from here on out.

He said Trump’s trip shows the shifting priorities the campaigns are placing on Wisconsin.

“The difference for Wisconsin in terms of last night’s debate, is that President Trump has to win Wisconsin in order to be reelected president," Lee said. "When you put together all the electoral college maps, he has to win Wisconsin.”

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