-- Who will Wisconsin elect for the role of "Big Cheese" in the November general election?
In 2004, Democrat John Kerry eked out a Wisconsin win in the general election with less than 12,000 votes; in 2000, Vice President Al Gore defeated then-Gov. George Bush by less than 6,000. Operatives on both sides of the aisle expect a tight race again in 2008.
Both Obama and Sen. John McCain have invested millions in advertising to badger voters in the Badger State.
Early polling indicates Obama holds a double-digit lead, but the race in Wisconsin will be fought county by county -- an Obama victory will rely on strong turnout from both African-American voters in Milwaukee and the college-age set in Madison. The Western part of the state tilts right and it is there the McCain campaign hopes to leave lasting footprints.