McCain Veteran Victory Bus Stops In Gainesville
The John McCain Veteran Victory bus made a stop in Gainesville Tuesday morning stumping for more Republican party voters.
Three men who are close friends with McCain were ready to tell their stories of the presidential candidate to the Alachua County residents who heard the bus was making a stop at the last minute.
Air Force Col. Tom Moe and Marine Lt. Col. Orson Swindle both met McCain while they were prisoners of war in a Vietnam P.O.W. camp. They said they wanted to keep voters motivated, and that's why the bus visited Alachua County, typically a Democratic stronghold.
â€œWe don't draw the crowds that Sarah Palin draws and John McCain draws, but we're talking to believers, trying to get them revved up to do what they have to do to win,â€ Swindle said.
With 27 electoral votes, a single voter may decide the election, which is why McCain's friends said they are making the trip.
Tuesday's stop in Alachua County is one of seven over the bus' three days around the state. The bus also stopped in Ocala before heading up the Panhandle to finish the trip Wednesday.
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