McCain, Obama Press Hard in Swing States

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LAS VEGAS - With less than two weeks left until the election, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama are making some wild swings across the country - visiting key states trying to sway that important group of undecided voters.

According to recent polls, Obama has made recent gains in several states that have traditionally been Republican strongholds. McCain has been fighting hard to hold on and get ahead.

On Saturday, both candidates took a tour out West with McCain visiting Albuquerque, NM and Obama stopping through Reno and Las Vegas.

"I have been fighting for this country for 17 years and I have the scars to prove it," McCain said. "When I am President I will shake up Washington from my first day

in Washington until my last."

Obama also pressed his message hard. He recently took a few days off the campaign trail to visit his grandmother who is seriously ill in Hawaii.

"We cannot let up because it is too important. We have to bring change to Washington," Obama told a crowd of people who braved unseasonably hot temperatures in Las Vegas. "One thing we know is that change never happens without a fight."

CBNNews spoke with some of Obama's supporters at the rally. Many of them had already cast their ballots for the Illinois Senator.

Bob Lilly, who spent his entire career in the U.S. Army voted last week. Lilly said Colin Powell's recent endorsement really spoke to him.

"Our country is in crisis," the Las Vegas resident said. "We need someone [like Obama] who is calm and who will surround himself with people who can make things happen."

Earnest Fisher agreed. Fisher fought in the Korean Conflict and says he has put country first his entire life proudly adding that three of his children serve in the military.

"Everything's been going bad for the country," Fisher said. "We need a change. We need something to happen."

For Beverly Polasko of Las Vegas, Obama's tax plan was one of the issues that impressed her.

"Call me Beverly the builder," she said joked. Polasko is a general contractor who says she stands to benefit under Obama's proposal.

"I would like to get his tax break, and I like his health care plan and the fact that he wants to help young people get an education. I have a son in college and a daughter in high school."

Obama next heads to Colorado Sunday. McCain will stump in Ohio.

Be sure to watch The 700 Club Monday, October 27. David Brody is on the campaign trail and will have the latest on the election.

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