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McCain takes jabs at Dems during Wisconsin visit

Republican John McCain took jabs at his likely Democratic presidential opponent in his visit to Wisconsin Thursday.

The Arizona senator told more than 1,000 people in Greenfield that Barack Obama should go to Iraq soon - even if they don't go together - and meet with the U.S. command.

When a woman asked about the war's effect on the economy, McCain said he could look her in the eye and tell her the Iraq effort is succeeding.

Later, he told an interviewer he has a strong record for cutting taxes and fighting waste and he'll gladly compare that to Obama

He said the Illinois Senate Democrat has no record.

As promised, liberal protestors played up their theme of comparing McCain to President Bush.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., of Janesville, who introduced McCain, said voters will see through that and notice the differences.

Last night, about 175 people attended a private fundraiser with McCain in downtown Milwaukee. Assembly Speaker Rep. Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, said McCain spoke on the war and the economy.

McCain is still in Milwaukee, where he'll hold a news conference this afternoon.