Politics & Government

McCain to push economic policy in return trip to Florida

Just six days after his last trip to Florida, Republican John McCain will return Thursday to the economically hard-hit state to keep spreading his message of lower taxes.

Billed as the ''Keep Your Wealth'' tour, McCain will hold public rallies on both Florida coasts, in Ormond Beach and Sarasota. He's also expected to meet privately with business owners in Plant City and Orlando.

McCain had been trailing in Florida polls for weeks but the latest surveys show the race is tightening in his favor as he has stepped up attacks against Democrat Barack Obama's economic plan. Obama insists that McCain is distorting his agenda and that he would lower taxes for the middle class.

Gov. Charlie Crist will join McCain in Central Florida, and he appeared on two national networks Wednesday morning to tout McCain's plan for fiscal stewardship.

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