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McCain Stays Off Campaign Trail To Work On Bailout


From CBS News' John Bentley:

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Even though his campaign is no longer suspended, John McCain is staying in Washington this weekend to keep working on the bailout legislation. He will not be visiting Capitol Hill, however, preferring to work out of his campaign office.

"He can effectively do what he needs to do by phone," said senior adviser Mark Salter. "He's calling members on both sides, talking to people in the administration, helping out as he can."

McCain was supposed to travel to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, but canceled the campaign trip and instead flew back to Washington after last night's debate. With less than 40 days left before Election Day, though, McCain cannot afford to stop campaigning for too long.

"We hope to have a deal in place so we can get back on the trail," said Salter.

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