October 7, 2008

GOP vows Mich. still worth fight

Michigan Republicans searched Monday for ways to fill the void left by John McCain's decision to pull out of the state, while Democrats were anticipating the benefits of a surge in new voter registration on the final day to sign up before the Nov. 4 election.

In Pontiac, state and Oakland County GOP officials held a news conference to declare their campaigns far from over, despite McCain's abrupt decision last week to pull staff and TV ads from Michigan. A new GOP group emerged in Troy and Grand Rapids, trying to capitalize on vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's weekend comments, publicizing an effort to get 100,000 signatures on an online petition encouraging her to visit the state.

"We believe Michigan and Oakland County are worth fighting for. We're not going anywhere. We're staying right here," Oakland GOP chairman Dennis Cowan said.


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