Candidates Step Up Personal Attacks Both the McCain and Obama campaigns are starting to get personal, with attacks about each other's past and associations. Our senior Washington editor explores who is likely to benefit, as the candidates focus on dirt.
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Candidates Step Up Personal Attacks

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Candidates Step Up Personal Attacks

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.