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McCain-Palin come to Blaine Airport

John McCain and Sarah Palin spoke at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport on Friday, Sept. 19 according to the Pioneer Press.

McCain announced that he intends to be the first Republican presidential candidate to win Minnesota since 1972.

"It's going to be a hard-fought contest here, but with your help, we're going to win," Palin said.

According to the Pi Press, people started to leave the hangar during the speech because they could not hear.

The Star Tribune reported that Obama held a rally at the same time at Peavy Plaza in downtown Minneapolis where 3,500 people attended.

More than 10,000 people showed up to hear McCain and Palin speak.

According to the Pi Press, McCain spent half of his speech criticizing Obama for contributions received.

The Star Tribune also reported that when Palin talked about the need to diversify the nation's energy supply, the crowd started chanting, "Drill, Baby, Drill!"