McCain/Palin turn up the heat in Virginia

John McCain and Sarah Palin will appear at a large campaign rally in Fairfax Virginia on Wednesday morning – the first sweep through the critical Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Barack Obama’s hopes to switch Virginia from a red state to a blue state for the first time in decades in a Presidential election hinge on Obama winning large number of votes in the inner-most of Virginia’s suburbs. He’s going to loose decisively in the rural portions of the state but he’s hoping to repeat the winning strategy previous state-wide Democratic winners (Mark Warner, Jim Webb, Tim Kaine) by taking the state by winning large margins in the urban areas.

The addition of Palin to the ticket appears to give the McCain campaign a real chance to slam the door shut on Virginia – a state the Obama folks were really counting on as a potential pickup.

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