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photoLess than a week before the U.S. presidential election, the candidates are making their last minute appeals to the all-important battleground states of New Mexico, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Colorado.

Of the 270 electoral votes a candidate needs to win, 7 of them could come from Iowa, 20 from Ohio, 9 from Colorado, 5 from New Mexico, and 10 from Wisconsin.

Hear from reporters on the campaign trail and political analysts on the Bush and Kerry strategies, the latest tracking poll results, and who is likely to win where it counts in this year's election.

Guests:

Tim Grieve, senior writer for Salon.com, following the Kerry campaign;
Rick Klein, reporter for The Boston Globe, following the Bush campaign;
Mitch Frank, reporter for TIME Magazine;
David Brady, deputy director and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution;
E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, author of Why Americans Hate Politics. His new book is Stand Up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge.

This program aired on October 27, 2004.

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