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McCain Travels To Iowa Tomorrow


From CBS News' John Bentley:

CHICAGO – John McCain will travel to Columbus Junction, Iowa, tomorrow morning, one of the hardest hit areas in a state which has been inundated by floodwaters for over a week. Half of downtown Columbus Junction has been submerged under 12 feet of water, which includes doctor's offices, a pharmacy, and the water plant.

"This visit brings me here at a very difficult time for many folks in the eastern Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, and tomorrow I am going to be in Iowa where the flooding began," McCain said today in Springfield, Missouri. "People in the Midwest have a way of pulling together in adversity. They are doing it right now and they are showing a lot of courage and they should have confidence that the government will help see them through this time of trial. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those people all over these states that are experiencing such hardships today."

President Bush will be in Iowa tomorrow as well, but the two are not expected to travel together.

McCain canceled a noon town hall meeting in Eagan, Minnesota, tomorrow to make the trip to Iowa, but he is expected to hold a Minnesota town hall meeting in St. Paul tomorrow night.

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