ABC News’ Ron Claiborne Reports: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was sometimes accused of failing to campaign hard enough — until recently he usually took weekends off — but it’s unlikely anyone will say that about his final push to Election Day.
On the heels of a seven-stop 24 hour campaign swing today that will take him from Florida in the morning to a post-midnight rally in Prescott, Arizona, McCain has added two more campaign stops on Election Day. His campaign says he will travel to Colorado and New Mexico after voting in Arizona. President Bush carried both states in 2004. The latest polls show Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., leading in both.
McCain is campaigning frenetically in these final days as he tries to cobble together the 270 Electoral College votes he needs for victory. That has meant spending most of his time defending states that President George W. Bush carried. He has campaigned in only two blue states, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Colorado has been a reliably Republican state in presidential elections until this year. New Mexico went for Al Gore — by about 300 votes — in 2000.