Stars on both sides campaign for candidates

GREEN BAY — With Election Day just three days away, presidential tickets are sending out their high-profile supporters.

Stars on both sides of the aisle stumped for their picks for president in Northeast Wisconsin this weekend.  

More than 100 Republicans gathered to shake Rudy Giuliani's hand.

The former New York mayor campaigned for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Green Bay Saturday morning.

“We believe that Wisconsin is going to be the state that really determines the election,” said Giuliani.

Later in the day, Democrats had their turn with celebrity stumpers. Stars from TV shows "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Happy Endings," including comedy legend Danny DeVito, campaigned for President Barack Obama. More than 100 people also turned out to see the stars.

"The spirit that we've encountered all day long, the enthusiasm, is amazing and wonderful,” said DeVito of the campaign volunteers.

Supporters say the race couldn't be tighter.

"Wisconsin is an incredibly important state this year because of the implications,” said Rob McElhenney, who plays Mac on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

“The polls here are virtually tied. Either man could win depending on the turnout,” said Giuliani.

We did a FOX 11 Fact Check on the polls of Wisconsin voters.

Recent surveys from St. Norbert College, Marquette University Law School show Obama leading.

A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Obama with only a three point lead. That's within the margin of error.

Nationally, a CNN poll shows the president leading Romney 50 to 47 percent, also within the error margin.

Celebrities on both sides say every vote matters right now.

"We are just concerned that people aren't going to get out and vote. We want to make sure people get out and vote. We want to make sure people understand how to vote,” said Glenn Howerton, who plays Dennis Reynolds on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

“We believe if we can make everyone enthusiastic, Mitt Romney can win this state,” said Rudy Giuliani.

Many of the celebrity campaigners made stops across Wisconsin in other cities before coming to Green Bay.

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