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Palin To Take Questions From Voters For First Time

From CBS News' Scott Conroy:

(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - For the first time since being named John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin will take questions from voters on Wednesday. Palin will join McCain at a town hall meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a blue state to which the Republicans are devoting a slew of time and energy in the hopes of turning red.

Throughout this election cycle, the economy has been far and away the top issue for voters in Michigan, where General Motors' woes have left a damaging impact on the state as a whole. For that reason, Palin is surely preparing for questions on the impact of the current financial crisis on Wall Street and the overall health of the economy.

Until today, Palin's sparse public schedule has included a series of large rallies but only one national interview shot over two days, no press conferences and no face-to-face interaction with voters aside from shaking hands at rope lines. Palin taped an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity this morning in Cleveland.

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