W.Va. polls tighten, race takes back seat


Obama's Democratic supporters in W.Va. are dispelling rumors about their candidate. But it may be tough to sway a state where race is an issue. Photo: AP

West Virginia’s Democratic leaders on Saturday embarked on a winding, eight-county bus tour through the south of the state, and in one small mining town after another, they sold Barack Obama to small crowds of Democrats with remarkable directness.

“He is black” was the first thing Kenny Perdue, the state’s AFL-CIO president, said. “The gentleman that’s in the White House and John McCain – they’re white men. And I’m absolutely ashamed of what George W. Bush has done to this country.”

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