The McCain camp has a 15 minute “Strategy Briefing” video up its Web site outlining where and how it’ll fight. Many of the battleground states it identifies are familiar, but a few are questionable. For example, the campaign names Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee battlegrounds, but not Virginia or North Carolina.
McCain Camp’s Battleground States
The McCain team is also all over Obama‘s weakness in Appalachian counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Ted Strickland‘s former district and John Murtha‘s district) and a supposed lingering rift among Democrats in swing states.
Appalachia in Ohio and Pennsylvania
Obama’s Polling with the Base in Swing States
Lastly, the briefing names states of interest that the McCain camp says it’ll be keeping its eye on, including Schwarzenegger’s California and Lieberman‘s Connecticut.
McCain’s States of Interest