McCain Soldiers On in Colorado Despite Ad Cutbacks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) John McCain is in Colorado to try to make up ground there on Democratic rival Barack Obama.

McCain and his aides are convinced their “Joe the plumber” tax criticisms are narrowing the gap.

The republican nominee is making three campaign stops in Colorado despite cutting back his ads in the state and polls showing his opponent with a sizable lead.

McCain on Friday had a rally scheduled in Denver, a small business forum in Colorado Springs and an outdoor event at a football field in Durango. The state voted for his fellow
Republican, President Bush, in 2000 and 2004, but recent surveys have shown Obama with a 5 percentage point lead. The state awards 9 of the 270 electoral votes needed to become president.

The Denver Post reports Republicans have slashed television advertising for McCain at the state's three largest stations, while Obama is spending almost seven times what McCain is at those stations.

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