May 12, 2008


McCain Campaign Eyes California (Paul Bedard, May 12, 2008, US News)

Having succeeded in raising huge amounts of money in California and generating GOP enthusiasm with the help of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sen. John McCain's team is considering playing big for the state in the fall election. "The McCain people out here actually think they have a shot at getting California," says a McCain adviser in the state.

Associates say McCain believes that his reputation for being a maverick, his moderate immigration reform stance, and his push for global warming changes will be attractive to California voters, as will his status as a western state Republican.

Obviously if it's in play in October it means the Obama campaign pancaked, but just keeping it (and the Catholic Rust Belt) in play all Summer means he never gets off the defensive.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 12, 2008 7:38 PM
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