New Jersey Ready for McCain Visit

New Jersey is preparing for a visit tomorrow from presidential candidate Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy. As WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, the Obama campaign is using the occasion to roll out the "blue carpet."

With Senator Obama on vacation in Hawaii, it fell to New Jersey [Democratic] Congressman Steve Rothman to get out the party message that McCain's tax and energy policies will only further enrich the nation's oil sector.

ROTHMAN: Senator McCain does not think the $4O billion profit that was made this year by Exxon Mobil is enough for Exxon Mobil.

Meanwhile the McCain campaign is hailing an endorsement it received today from the mayor of Linden, Richard Gerbounka. The campaign says McCain can win New Jersey by drawing the conservative Democrats that helped Ronald Reagan carry the Garden State, something that hasn't happened for Republicans since. For WNYC I'm Bob Hennelly.