(CNN) - John McCain will hold a large rally in Ohio and possibly two other battleground states August 29 - the day after Barack Obama formally accepts the Democratic presidential nomination and the same day the Arizona senator is expected to name his running mate, Republican and McCain campaign sources tell CNN's John King.
The McCain campaign is hoping to have 15,000 people at the Ohio rally - roughly 5 times the size of McCain's largest crowd to-date.
Two other rallies are also in the works for that day, likely in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Campaign sources say the events are not necessarily designed to name a vice presidential candidate, though McCain's VP shortlist is thought to include politicians from all three of those states: Former Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, Michigan native Mitt Romney, and former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.
Hakim...last sentence will be reality if democrats unite!!!
Obama needs Clinton supporters and Clinton needs Obama supporters....
He will win Ohio!!! GO McCain Go!!!!
LOL!! He'd be lucky to get 1500!
Voter beware he is not what he lead himself to be.He is a
Bush man and will hurt this country worst than Bush have. This
have fail for *years with republican at shop,it's time to close the
shop on them and put some leadership in washington.congress
needs cleaning up and the senate,we younger leader,the old have
done nothing lately but lead the country in a war that have happen.
Bush and Cheney will leave office very rich with investment.
McCain will win Ohio!!! GO McCain Go!!!!
John McCain is part of the problem for 25 years. It is time for change, John can not bring the change America need.
Yeah that's a real winner of a candidate – working so hard and spending all that money to only draw a maximum of 3,000 people to a rally. Real inspirational McSame. Enjoy losing 60/40 in November.
I was raised in Ohio–c'mon Buckeyes and turn BLUE! And to the person who said everyone for Obama is under 21, excuse me, but I'm in my 50's as are many I know and we are smart enough to be supporting the Dems.
With any luck Bill and Hill will campaign for McCain.
If not Hill, then it will be McCain for this PUMA guy.
I love these maps, which always show strong Democrat support in the areas with large welfare populations, and Republican support in areas where people actually work for a living. Look at 2000 and 2004 Presidential election maps by county, rather than by state, and you'll see how dramatic it is. Had the Founding Fathers granted electoral votes by county, rather than by state, perhapsthe United States would not have advanced so far on the road to socialism.
Cindy is providing free beer.
I live in Illinois so my vote won't mean much.
Ohio, we are counting on you to help deliver change in America! Please change this country's course by voting for Obama!
Well, the lines are being more clearly drawn in the sand these days and die-hard status quo types will probably be there in better numbers for McCain. But he won't come close.......
This goes to show that the celebrity ads were about jealousy, as well as the obvious attempt to knock Obama down as many knotches as they could. McCain only hoped to be able to draw in the same number, and since he could not, came out with these ads. Now he is trying to show momentum in his court.
His bloodletting about evil at the Saddleback Church should be enough for authentic Christians to see through. His stance against abortion while adopting embrionic stem cell research and trying to warm his base up to a pro-choice candidate should be easy enough for authentic Christians to see through.
And I have never played Dungeons and Dragons!!!!!!!! Keep trying to insult the intelligence/Christianity of the Obama base!
THE PEOPLE IN OHIO ARE SMART ENOUGH NOT TO SUPPORT FOR ANOTHER REPUBLICAN WITH BROKEN PROMISES. THEY HAVE SEEN THEIR JOBS DECLINE AND ENERGY AND FOOD PRICES SOAR. VOTE FOR AMERICA AND A STRONG COUNRY!