Clinton campaigns for Obama in Eau Claire stop

Wisconsin is getting major attention from both campaigns

Former President Bill Clinton rallied Democrats and criticized Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a Wisconsin stop.

Clinton spoke to an overflow crowd Wednesday night in downtown Eau Claire. He said if Romney wins, he’ll take credit for an economic recovery that’s underway thanks to President Barack Obama.

Clinton lashed Romney and Republicans over climate change in the wake of superstorm Sandy. He said the U.S. is “the only country in the civilized world where one of the major political parties denies that climate change exists.”

Wisconsin is getting major attention from both campaigns. Clinton is in Waukesha on Thursday, and Obama is stopping briefly in Green Bay. Obama will also be campaigning in Milwaukee on Saturday.

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was in the state Wednesday, and both Romney and Vice President Joe Biden will be Friday.