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Sarah Palin's influence on Indiana

September 4, 2008
Sarah Palin won rave reviews for her speech last night at the Republican National Convention, as did Barack Obama when he closed the Democratic convention last week.

This morning, the Associated Press quoted Democratic Party leaders in Indiana as saying Palin wonâ??t attract voters who delivered Indiana to Hillary Clinton in the May primary election.

"Hoosier voters will not select the next president of the United States based on the gender makeup" of the ticket, said former Indiana Secretary of State Joe Hogsett.

Hogsett and an Obama campaign manager also said that Indianaâ??s 11 electoral votes could play a crucial role in the general election.

What do you think? Will Palin be a factor here come November?
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