Politico’s Mike Allen reports quotes an unnamed McCain staffer who said McCain has to win Minnesota, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin to win the White House:
“Our ability to pick off one of those three states is where our fortunes are largely held,” a McCain official said. “These are states where Barack Obama is on the defense.”
The news comes after McCain has pulled up the stakes in Michigan, a state they were hoping to win.
For his part, Obama said yesterday that he’ll campaign in Minnesota again before election day.
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