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Campaign interview with McCain journalist

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With three weeks to go until Election Day, a lot of people involved in the campaigns are looking forward to going home, including the journalists whose job it is to go along for the ride. ABC’s Ron Claiborne describes what it is like to travel day in, day out with a presidential campaign. "Physically it's pretty exhausting. It's on the road every day, two or three different locations. But it's fascinating also just following the arc, the progression of a presidential campaign. It's history." And of all places McCain could have gone in North Carolina, he chose Wilmington. "Well I think it's probably a matter of logistics. McCain was in Virginia Beach, not too far from here, earlier today. Realistically, McCain did not want to come to North Carolina. It should be a safe state for him, but it's become competitive,” Claiborne said. “He's in southeastern Virginia, so it's not hard for him to take his plane and fly right over the border here to North Carolina. He needs to make a stop here to hold down North Carolina and if he doesn't hold North Carolina, if he doesn't hold Virginia, he's going to lose this election." The McCain campaign said about 40 journalists travel with the candidate. When asked what he like most about his brief visit to Wilmington, Ron Claiborne joked that it was the inside of the press van because that is all he saw.

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