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McCain holds town hall forum in Lakeville

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Presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on the financial crisis September 24, 2008 in New York City.
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Republican John McCain will hold a town hall forum this afternoon in Lakeville.

McCain will make his second campaign stop in Minnesota since he accepted the Republican nomination last month.

The McCain campaign is spending both time and money with the hopes of having him be the first Republican presidential candidate to win Minnesota since 1972.

He's scheduled to spend more than $2 million in television ads in the Twin Cities market. A spokesman said the campaign is also opening more offices and adding staff.  

Democrat Barack Obama's campaign is also investing time and money in the state. Obama is running television ads in the Twin Cities market and has said he will make a campaign stop in Minnesota between now and election day.

In the meantime, Obama's wife, Michelle, will campaign in the Twin Cities and Rochester on Monday.