Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BREAKING NEWS! McCain seeks to delay Friday's debate

McCain seeks to delay Friday's debate
Candidate plans to return to Washington Thursday to deal with credit crisis

NBC, MSNBC and news services
September 24th, 2008

NEW YORK - Republican John McCain said Wednesday he is directing his staff to work with Democrat Barack Obama's campaign and the presidential debate commission to delay Friday's debate because of the economic crisis.

Obama's campaign says he is inclined to go ahead with Friday's presidential debate, even though his rival is calling for a delay.

In a statement, McCain said he will stop campaigning after addressing former President Clinton's Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems.
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Meanwhile, the University of Mississippi, which is slated to host Friday's debate, issued a statement saying they are going forward with preparation.

"We expect the debate to occur as planned," university officials said.

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