John McCain, Barack Obama debate spin room. Photo gallery

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John McCain and Barack Obama staff hit the “spin room” following the first presidential debate in Oxford, Mississippi. (photos by Lynn Sweet)

McCain senior strategist Steve Schmidt

McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe

Obama spokesman Dan Pfeiffer

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McCain senior advisor Charlie Black

Obama advisor Susan Rice

McCain surrogate Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Mississippi)

Before the debate, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest booked Obama surrogates for live remotes from the spin room area. The campaign provided make-up and in the other chair is Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.)

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