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McCain hands Michigan to Obama

Broadcast: 03/10/2008

Reporter: Leigh Sales

John McCain has pulled his campaign resources from Michigan, effectively handing the state to his
opponent Barack Obama.


LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Following that debate came news that John McCain has pulled his campaign
resources from Michigan, one of the battleground states expected to decide the presidency. The move
effectively concedes Michigan to his Democrat opponent, Barack Obama.

The McCain campaign is well behind the Obama campaign in finances, so it's diverting staff to other
important states like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that McCain has a better chance of winning.

MICHIGAN VOTER: Well, I think it's a sign that he's losing a lot of momentum and that if Michigan
is a battleground state and he's essentially given up on it, it's not a good sign, you know. I
mean, you wonder if it's the first one of the dominos that may start falling.

LEIGH SALES: Michigan has voted Democrat in presidential campaigns since 1992, but Republicans had
been hopeful of reversing that this year.