Clinton, Obama Campaign In Pennsylvania
03/31/2008 09:02 AM
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were in Pennsylvania Monday, looking to drum up support ahead of the state's primary on April 22nd.
Speaking at a town hall meeting in Lancaster, Obama touched on high gas prices and criticized the Bush administration for its energy policies.
"We've got record prices at the pump and Exxon Mobil made $11 billion last quarter in profits. Now why is that? Well, it helps to understand that George Bush put my cousin Dick Cheney in charge of energy policy," said Obama.
Meanwhile, Clinton was in Harrisburg where she also criticized the president, focusing on his tax cuts.
"Now the typical working family has gotten about $500 in tax cuts from President Bush. Now $500 is not nothing, but the typical family has lost $1,000 in income, so everybody's behind," she said.
Meanwhile, the latest results from this month's Texas caucus came in Monday, showing Obama with an edge in delegates.
Clinton won the popular vote on March 4th, but Obama currently leads the state in delegates, after recent caucus results show him ahead 58 percent to 42 percent. Nearly half of the votes still need to be counted.
Obama called for party unity and a return to debate on the issues while campaigning yesterday at Penn State University
Clinton spent the weekend stumping in Indiana and Kentucky. But she also took time out to compare NCAA brackets with reporters yesterday during a plane ride back to Washington.
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain paid a visit to Mississippi State University Monday where he spoke about the effect of lost jobs on American families.
"Children learn as much from observation as instruction. The mother or father who has lost hope along with their job can unintentionally impart that hopelessness to their children," said McCain. "A welfare check can't give a parent a sense of purpose."
It's the first stop on a weeklong tour where McCain wants to show voters a more personal side of himself.
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