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McCain and Palin in Green Bay tonight with race tied in Wisconsin

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Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011
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McCain and Palin in Green Bay tonight with race tied in Wisconsin
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin will rally their supporters tonight (Thursday) in Green Bay, where the presidential race is said to be as close as anywhere.


The Wisconsin Advertising Project says Green Bay's TV stations showed the nation's sixth-highest number of ads last week for McCain and Democrat Barack Obama. That's said to be a direct barometer as to how close the race is.

A Time Magazine-CNN poll released Wednesday gives Obama a three-point lead in Wisconsin, 50 to 47 percent, with a three point margin of error.

The latest Rasmussen poll has Obama in front by two points, 48-46, with a four-percent error margin. More than 10,000 people are expected at Green Bay's Resch Center to hear McCain and Palin.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius visited the state Wednesday to stump for Obama. She blasted McCain's contention that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. In her words, "I don't know that he's looking at the same economy I'm looking at."

Packers over vote

A new poll says one of every 20 Wisconsinites would give up the right to vote for president, to get two free tickets to a Packer game.

Rasmussen, an independent polling firm, asked 700 likely voters what they'd do.

Five-percent said they'd give up the right to vote in November to get a pair of Packer tickets. Ninety-two percent said no way, and 3 percent weren't sure.

Company president Scott Rasmussen said he asked the question to see how interested folks really are in the McCain-Obama contest. He says it always shocks political junkies that not everyone lives and breathes the election like they do.