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Anniversary of Obama's visit to Janesville

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Beth Wheelock
February 12, 2009

What a difference a year makes.


It was one year ago Friday that Barack Obama made a campaign stop in Janesville reassuring General Motors workers the Janesville Assembly Plant could survive GM's tough times.


The majority of Obama's audience then was GM workers, a demographic that's now scarce in Rock County. Thursday, Obama stopped in Peoria, IL, at a Caterpillar plant touting his economic stimulus bill. According to CNN, Caterpillar's CEO, who serves on Obama's Economic Recovery Board, says he would be able to reverse recent massive layoffs if the stimulus package is approved. The House is expected to vote on the $789 billion plan Friday.


Click here, here and here to hear what Obama said about the Janesville GM plant during his visit February 13, 2008.

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