Candidates want to smackdown your vote!

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Get ready for a presidential smackdown!

Candidates Hillary Clinton, John McCain and our own Barack Obama are serious about courting the blue-collar vote in tomorrow’s Pennsylvania primary election. Because they’re each appearing on tonight’s “Monday Night RAW” world-wrestling show.

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WWE wrestlers settle their differences. Is the Democratic primary about to be decided this way?

Alas, they will not, however, be wrestling. The WWE tried, though Clinton and Obama were invited to settle the primary in the wrestling ring, but they’ll be delivering taped messages, instead.

Five million people tune into this event each week, though, so the candidates ain’t dummies for showing up.

Clinton says, in part of her message: Tonight, in honor of the WWE, you can call me Hillrod. This election is starting to feel a lot like King of the Ring. The only difference? The last man standing may just be a woman.

Obama borrows The Rocks famous catchphrase during his appearance: To the special interests whove been setting the agenda in Washington for too long and to all the forces of division and distraction that has stopped us from making progress, for the American people, Ive got one question: Do you smell what Barack is cooking? Obama says before flashing a smile.

McCain, meanwhile, looked to Hulkamania for inspiration for his message: Looks like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama want to celebrate their differences in the ring, McCain says. Well, thats fine with me, but let me tell you: If you want to be the man, you have to beat the man. Come November, itll be game over. And whatcha gonna do when John McCain and all his McCainiacs run wild on you?

The candidate appearances will be used to promote Smackdown Your Vote! the WWEs voter registration drive.

Catch the “action” during tonight’s three-hour event at 7 p.m. on the USA network.

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