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McCain Hopes To Shine In Town Hall-Style Debate

Tonight's presidential debate is of particular importance to John McCain, as surveys suggest Barack Obama is nearing the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory. (NPR)

Nevada is one of several states still up for grabs. (NPR)

McCain has been stepping up attacks against his rival on the campaign trail, calling Obama inexperienced and raising questions about the Democrat's past relationships. (NPR)

Obama is focusing on the economy, telling voters McCain lacks the understanding to fix the crisis. (NPR)

This program aired on October 7, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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