Vote 2008: McCain, Obama in Home Stretch

CLEVELAND (AP) - John McCain takes his uphill presidential campaign to electoral-rich Ohio and Pennsylvania today.

McCain's strategy includes heavy criticism of Congress. The Arizona senator has been hurling salvos at Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

As Election Day approaches, McCain's core theme appears aimed squarely at independent voters. McCain argues that electing Obama would give Democrats complete control of government.

Polls suggest Democrats are on track to increase their majorities in both houses.

CHICAGO (AP) - Strategists for Barack Obama say the Democratic presidential nominee is ready to deliver his closing argument of the longest presidential campaign in history.

And he'll do that in the industrial city of Canton, Ohio, this afternoon.

In remarks released in advance, Obama says voters can end divisions and fears that are fracturing the nation.

Obama offers himself as a symbol of hope and change. He argues that Ohio voters have the opportunity to reject what he calls the "politics that would divide a nation just to win an election."

Obama also campaigns today in Pennsylvania. Both states are rich in electoral votes.

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