Candidates Wage 10-State Battleground Blitz

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WASHINGTON - John McCain and Barack Obama are hitting the final hours of the campaign fast and furious, trying to get their supporters to vote on Election Day.

The polls show Obama ahead of McCain, but the Arizona senator is looking for an upset win.

Click play to hear CBN News Political Editor John Waage's predictions for tomorrow's election following this CBN News report.

Sprint to the Finish Line

Call it "battleground blitz" in the last 24 hours leading up to the big vote.

Between McCain and Obama, the candidates plan to hit about a dozen states - including campaigning on Election Day.

"That's how we've come so close - how we've come so far, because of you," Obama told an Ohio crowd.

Stumping in Ohio with rock legend Bruce Springsteen, Obama tried to energize his supporters to head to the polls.

"We cannot afford to slow down or sit back or let up for one minute, for one hour, for one day, not now, not when the stakes are so high. We need to win an election on Tuesday," said the Illinois senator.

While Team Obama holds the lead in national polls, both campaigns have unleashed massive get-out-the-vote efforts in key battleground states.

Revisiting New Hampshire

Hoping for a third charm, McCain returned to the state that gave him essential primary wins in 2000 and 2008.

"I come to the people of New Hampshire. Republicans, Independents, Democrats , Libertarians, vegetarians, all of them. And ask again and ask again to let me go on one more mission," McCain said.

But Election Day isn't just about choosing the next President. This year, voters will settle 35 Senate races.

Democrats have been aiming for huge gains, hoping to gain a filibuster proof, super-majority in the Senate.

But Senator Charles Schumer, the chairman of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, acknowledges they may fall short of that goal.

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John Jessup

John Jessup

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