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Candidates Step Up Personal Attacks

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Candidates Step Up Personal Attacks

Election 2008

Candidates Step Up Personal Attacks

Candidates Step Up Personal Attacks

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Both the McCain and Obama campaigns are starting to get personal, with attacks about each other's past and associations. The McCain campaign says that Sen. Barack Obama's association with a former 1970s radical and other details of his personal history are valid issues to raise. The Obama campaign is responding with a new Web site detailing John McCain's involvement in the savings and loan scandals of the late 80s and early 90s.

We explore this dirt-filled chapter in the presidential race.