The U.S. presidential candidates are wooing voters in key battleground
states with their new running mates after an historic week in U.S.
Republican candidate, Senator John McCain will
campaign in the city of Washington, in the eastern state of
Pennsylvania Saturday night with running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah
Palin. McCain selected the relatively unknown Palin on Friday, making
her the first female presidential running mate on the Republican ticket.
nominee Barack Obama on Thursday became the first African-American to
lead a major party ticket. Senator Obama is on a bus tour with running
mate, Delaware Senator Joe Biden. The pair will hold a rally Saturday
night in the city of Dublin in the state of Ohio.
polling firm says Obama's lead over his Republican rival grew from a
tie to eight percentage points following the four-day Democratic
The Republican National Convention is set to begin next week in St. Paul, in the northern state of Minnesota.