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McCain and Palin Visit Blaine

Republican presidential candidate John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin held a campaign rally in Blaine, MInn on Friday, their first time back to Minnesota since the Republican National Convention in early September. Palin spoke first, talking about energy independence plans and targeting Obama, according to The Minnesota Daily. Palin also introduced her husband Todd as the "First Dude" of Alaska. McCain talked much about the economy and head Gopher hockey coach also addressed the crowd.
Barack OBama Democratic supporters also had a rally of thier own in downtown Minneapolis where 4,000 people gathered including May R.T Rybak and several Minneapolis City Council members near the Peavey Center.
There were also a few dozen protestors outside the airport gate according to MinnPost
Signs being held included, "Hockey Dads Against Incompetence" and "Say No to Barbie and G.I. Joe"