Economy trumps rural issues
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Barack Obama visited Wisconsin and did not mention agriculture, despite being surrounded by corn and soybean fields, with cranberry bogs just down the road.
Sen. John McCain has been in Upper Midwestern states several times, also all but ignoring rural topics. During a Twin Cities rally, his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, skipped an opportunity to mention ethanol and other Midwest-produced renewable fuels when she mentioned "alternative fuels" in passing.
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