August 11th, 2008
05:41 PM ET
15 years ago

Election Express: A ride across the nation's fall battlegrounds

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" The CNN Election Express is heading across the country."] (CNN) – The country is at war, the economy is stalling, and the presidential contenders are fighting over everything from energy policy to the Iraq war. John McCain and Barack Obama are locked in a tight race in most national polls – but who’s got the edge in the all-important swing states?

CNN Election Center: View the latest state polls

Over the next two weeks we’ll try to find the answer, and provide Americans an opportunity to say what’s on their minds as the CNN Election Express motors from the Pennsylvania countryside to the site of the Democratic convention in Denver – making its way across the crucial battleground and tossup states that could make the difference on Election Day.

We are going to make stops in little towns and big cities, truck stops and diners. When we pull over, CNN’s Tom Foreman will be jumping off the bus to hear what’s on voters’ minds.

Tomorrow, we’ll move from Pennsylvania to Ohio, the state that effectively decided the last presidential bout. We’ll end up in Colorado – a formerly-red state that may be in play this cycle. The lives and stories of millions of Americans lie in-between.

So tune into CNN and The Ticker throughout the day and night for the latest from the road.

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