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Matt Molnar
10-20-2008, 05:45 PM
Candidates focus on Florida and Missouri (http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/20/america/campaign.php)
By Brian Knowlton
Published: October 20, 2008

WASHINGTON: The rival presidential campaigns concentrated their efforts Monday on two potentially pivotal states, Florida and Missouri, as they prepared for two final weeks of furious campaigning.

Senator John McCain spent the day in Missouri, which has voted with the winner in every presidential election but one in a century. Vice President Dick Cheney was there to boost Republican candidates, as was former President Bill Clinton for the Democrats.

Senator Barack Obama was investing his time and advertising dollars in Florida, where a tiny difference in the 2000 election kept the country in suspense for weeks before George W. Bush was declared the winner. Early voting began there Monday, and The Miami Herald reported long lines due to "a huge turnout."

McCain, trailing both in key battleground states and nationwide, kept up a combative tone at an appearance in St. Charles, Missouri, a quaint river town. [Full Article (http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/20/america/campaign.php)]
Trivia tidbit: the winner of Missouri has won every election except one.