Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) last visited Elkhart on May 4, 2008. His visit was just two days before Indiana's May primary which he narrowly lost to Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Obama, his wife, and daughters went door to door on Bank Street meeting with neighbors.
August 6, 2008
(AP) - Barack Obama is not yielding to John McCain on the issue of energy. Obama will hold his own town hall meeting on the issue in Elkhart, Indiana Wednesday.
Obama is blaming Republican energy policies for some of the nation's economic woes while his GOP rival advocates a large expansion of nuclear power.
Obama Wednesday told an audience in Youngstown, Ohio, that the
Bush energy policy was tilted to provide tax breaks and favorable treatment for Big Oil.
Outside Detroit, another depressed Rust Belt city, McCain became the first presidential candidate in recent memory to tour a nuclear plant.