Cheney to do a little last-minute campaigning in Wyoming
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WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney will take a different approach than his boss to the presidential campaign this last weekend before election day — he will spend it at a public rally in his home state.
Cheney will attend a Get-Out-the-Vote rally in Laramie, Wyoming on Saturday, a rare public sighting on the campaign trail by Cheney or his boss, President George W. Bush. Both have attended numerous fundraisers around the country this election cycle but with their job approval ratings hovering around record lows, they have almost all been closed-door affairs.
Unlike Cheney, Bush is spending the last weekend of the 2008 campaign season secluded at the Camp David presidential retreat.
Cheney’s spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said he plans to spend Election Day on his annual hunting trip in South Dakota and has already voted by absentee ballot — for Republican hopeful John McCain in case anyone had any doubts.
While McCain has been locked in tight races elsewhere, he can likely count on winning Wyoming. The latest polls show him ahead by 20 points.
First Lady Laura Bush will attend a Get-Out-the-Vote rally in Shepherdville, Kentucky on Monday, another state where McCain is ahead by a comfortable margin according to the latest polls.
– Photo credit: Reuters/Larry Downing (Cheney in his limousine earlier this month)