Palin back in Colorado as early voting begins |

Palin back in Colorado as early voting begins

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ” Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is back in Colorado as early voting opens in this swing state.

Palin has speeches planned in Colorado Springs, Loveland and Grand Junction on Monday. Supporters in Colorado Springs are asked to wear red in a show of support.

John McCain’s running mate has been to Colorado twice since joining the campaign. But polls indicate she has more work to do to appeal to Colorado women.

According to a telephone poll conducted for Quinnipiac University earlier this month, a majority of likely female voters said Palin is not qualified to be vice president. Just 37 percent said they had a favorable impression of her.

That poll was conducted Oct. 8-12 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.

Palin arrived in Colorado Springs Sunday evening with her family after stumping in New Mexico. After stepping off the plane, she talked to reporters and indicated she wasn’t fond of the automated campaign calls voters in Colorado have been getting this election season.

“If I called all the shots and if I could wave a magic wand, I would be sitting at a kitchen table with more and more Americans talking to them about our plans to get the economy back on track and winning the war and not relying on the old conventional ways of campaigning that include those robo calls, that include spending so much money on the television ads that I think is kind of draining out there,” Palin told Denver’s KWGN-TV.

Voters in Colorado and other states have been receiving automated telephone calls from McCain’s presidential campaign linking Democrat Barack Obama with former Weather Underground leader William Ayers.

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers has said the calls are warranted because the Ayers “raises serious questions about Barack Obama’s judgment and also his candor with the American people about his record.”

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