ST. LOUIS–Mojo making news for the Obama campaign hours before the Sarah Palin-Joe Biden debate: John McCain is pulling out of battleground Michigan.
The spin from a McCainite: Setting up camp in Michigan was only an “offensive move” made to make Barack Obama play defense.
Michigan resources will be diverted to Maine. McCain camp says electoral college map puts them at a projected 260 of the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch. “Our map is strong,” a McCain advisor said.
Biggest states in play for McCain: Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri.
Obama backer Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) just told me swing state Missouri will “be close” and Obama has the organization here to win.