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Consistent message eluding McCain

Pragmatic pitch, fierce attack mix

John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, campaigned in Virginia yesterday. The two are trying to keep the fervor of conservatives while reaching independent voters. John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, campaigned in Virginia yesterday. The two are trying to keep the fervor of conservatives while reaching independent voters. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via Associated Press)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / October 14, 2008

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When the head of a local group representing families with Down syndrome rose at a town hall meeting outside Milwaukee on Thursday morning to ask Sarah Palin what she would do for those with the condition, Palin boasted that as governor she had increased spending on programs for children with disabilities and would do the same nationally. (Full article: 1005 words)

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