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Palin In Hoosier Heartland

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With just over two weeks remaining in the presidential race, Republicans aren’t taking anything for granted in Indiana.

Republican presidential nominee John McCain has sometimes seemed to be taking the Hoosier state for granted.

He’s made few appearances in Indiana. His last visit was in July. It’s easy to see why the GOP might expected success.

It’s been 44 years since a Democrat took Indiana. But polls show Democrat Barack Obama making it a tight race.

So the McCain campaign today is sending the very person who’s got the Republican base excited: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. McCain’s vice presidential running mate will speak in Noblesville, just north of Indianapolis. Palin will fly into Muncie, Indiana, on the Straight Talk Air 2 jet.

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