Palin to visit West Virginia, briefly

Published 10:58 pm Saturday, October 11, 2008

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is making her visit to West Virginia as a candidate, but don’t plan on a long visit.

Palin is scheduled to touch down at Tri-State Airport near Huntington Sunday before traveling to a campaign rally in Ohio.

The Alaska governor has been a popular draw on the campaign trail for the Republican ticket.

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Neither the Republican nor the Democratic candidates have spent much time in West Virginia. Palin’s running mate, Sen. John McCain, made a similarly brief stop at Tri-State in July before traveling to an Ohio rally.

Pundits have taken West Virginia for granted as a McCain state, but a recent poll showed that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama is narrowing the gap.