McCain and Palin to rally in Cincinnati

Republican presidential candidate John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin will hold a rally at Lunken Airport late Wednesday afternoon.

Country singer Gretchen Wilson of "Redneck Woman" fame will be the opening act.

Doors will open at 3:30pm with the program starting two hours later.  Tickets are required and are being distributed at McCain-Palin offices and many county Republican headquarters in the Cincinnati and Dayton regions of southwest Ohio.

The visit illustrates the importance of the Southwest Ohio to the GOP ticket.  No Republican has won the presidency without Ohio, and President Bush's vote advantage in the region in 2004 has been credited with giving him Ohio's electoral votes that year.

Both John McCain and Sarah Palin have made multiple visits to the Ohio portion of the Tri-state this year.