Palin Puts The Focus On Energy In Ohio

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From CBS News' Scott Conroy:

(TOLEDO, OHIO) - As she embarks on her 14th day with public events in Ohio, Sarah Palin will deliver a speech on energy security here this morning. The energy address will mark the Alaska governor's second policy speech as a VP candidate — the first was on helping families who have children with special needs.

The only state where Palin has devoted as much time on the campaign trail as she has in Ohio is Pennsylvania, and wins in both states are crucial to Republican hopes of Election Day victory on Tuesday.

The Palin campaign says the candidate will frame the issue in the context of her experience as a governor and will call for more action to facilitate energy independence, despite the fact that gas prices are down.

After delivering her energy speech, Palin will speak at rallies in three small Midwestern cities — Bowling Green and Chillicothe, Ohio, and Jefferson, Indiana — before ending the day in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Meantime, CBS News has learned that Palin will return to Alaska on Election Day to vote in her hometown of Wasilla.

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