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At this stage the presidential race, more than ever before, is all about electoral math. Which states can you pick off to get to 270 electoral votes and win the presidency? For John McCain's campaign, that means a huge focus on Pennsylvania. If McCain can win the Keystone state, he has a chance. If he loses it, he's probably doomed. He's down about nine points in the polls but Republicans insist the race is narrowing. In Pennsylvania, we speak with Jen Rehill, bureau chief of Public Radio Capitol News in Harrisburg. She joins us live McCain headquarters in Cumberland County, one of the most conservative, Republican-leaning areas of the state.

From Pennsylvania, we head over to John McCain's home state of Arizona to speak with reporter Rene Gutel. One would think it's a gimmee for McCain - he's represented the state in the Senate for 20 years. But a recent series of polls show a statistical dead heat between McCain and Obama. And late this week, the Obama campaign announced they would be buying advertising there, suggesting they think it's in play. Rene Gutel joins us from the Arizona Democratic Party Headquarters in Phoenix.

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