Obama, McCain Celebrate Independence Day

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Barack Obama and his family are celebrating the Fourth of July in Butte, Montana.

It's a state that usually gives its three electoral votes to a Republican. Only two Democrats have carried Montana since 1948. Republicans typically take it for granted and Democrats usually write if off. But this year, Obama is spending a sizeable amount of time and money to try to win it.

John McCain after his trip to Colombia and Mexico is back home in Arizona. He's planning to spend the Fourth of July holiday at the family compound outside Sedona, with no campaign events on his schedule for the next few days.

The McCain Website hopes you have a "safe and happy 4th of July" and asks that you remember the troops.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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