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Ole Miss basks in national spotlight

Oxford and swing voters get fired up

Spectators waited to enter the theater on the University of Mississippi campus to hear the first presidential debate. Spectators waited to enter the theater on the University of Mississippi campus to hear the first presidential debate. (Larry Downing/ Reuters)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / September 27, 2008

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OXFORD, Miss. - Sandra Smith walked through the Grove at the heart of the University of Mississippi campus, stopping at each of the tables manned by local and national campaigns and affixing one of their lapel stickers to her shirt. The garment was a testament to conflicted loyalties: John McCain and Barack Obama, side by side, bracketing her heart. (Full article: 819 words)

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