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McCain to talk economics in Milwaukee tomorrow

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain will talk about his economic plans in a visit to Wisconsin tomorrow.

McCain will join business and academic leaders in a pair of discussion panels at the Bucyrus International plant in South Milwaukee.

They'll talk about spurring innovation, fostering growth, and investing in people.

It will be his first visit to Wisconsin since he won the state's GOP primary in February.

McCain says lower government spending separates his economic plans from those of President Bush.

The Arizona senator said he believes the country is in a recession.

And he hopes to use the Wisconsin visit to show how much he understands people's hopes and frustrations.

McCain tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Wisconsin is winnable, but it will be a huge challenge.

No Republican has carried the state since 1984, although President Bush got within a 0.05 percent four years ago.

In a pair of speeches in Washington Monday, McCain accused Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton of promoting isolationist trade policies.

He said their calls to renegotiate U.S. trade deals are crazy.