White House ’08: McCain-Palin

Story by Chris Graham

A woman is on a national ticket – but she’s not named Hillary.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been tapped by presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain to serve as his vice-presidential running mate.

Palin, 44, is a first-term governor and former Miss Alaska whose candidacy is sure to be embraced by religious conservatives in the Republican Party.

It will be hoped by the McCain team that Palin can also attract the votes of women, a demographic that usually breaks toward Democratic Party candidates in national elections, and has been breaking toward Democratic nominee Barack Obama to this point in the ’08 election season.

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