Government
3:46 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Missouri Factory Is Focus For Obama Camp

Claycomo, MO – A Democratic Senator from Michigan takes the Barack Obama message to autoworkers in the Kansas City Northland.

Senator Debbie Stabenow says many workers see the current administration as racing to the bottom:
loss of jobs, pensions, healthcare; And they want to race to the top, with free trade and investing in education.

She sees Senator John McCain in the "bottom race." At the Claycomo Ford Plant, Stabenow has this take on fuel efficient cars:

"..it's not just having an automobile, its where its made. It's where the batteries are made. We have the Ford Escape hybrid here at the plant I've been visiting, but the battery had to come from Japan because they're not made in America. "

The McCain campaign in Missouri is just coming off a series of meetings in backers homes to generate support. The meetings spanned the state.