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McCain Suspends Campaign, Wants Debate Delay

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McCain Suspends Campaign, Wants Debate Delay

Election 2008: On the Campaign Trail

McCain Suspends Campaign, Wants Debate Delay

McCain Suspends Campaign, Wants Debate Delay

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Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced yesterday that he is suspending his campaign and returning to Washington to help hammer out a plan to fix the economy.

In the meantime, McCain says he is pulling his TV ads and wants to postpone tomorrow's planned presidential debate with Sen. Barack Obama.

Obama says he intends to attend the debate.

NPR's Tony Cox talks with NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving.

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