In final campaign swing, McCain claims momentum

Other News Materials 5 November 2008 00:24 (UTC +04:00)

Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Tuesday he has regained momentum and expressed confidence that he would overtake Democrat Barack Obama when all the ballots are counted, dpa reported.

"I feel momentum," McCain said in one of his final rallies in Grand Junction, Colorado, before polling stations close Tuesday evening. "We are going to win this election, we are going to win it right here in Colorado."

McCain has campaigned aggressively in the last days of the election, hoping to close the gap with Obama in key battleground states like Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida and Indiana, where polls have shown that the race is tightening.

Obama held his final campaign rally Monday night in Manassas, Virginia, another battleground state, and was in Indiana to meet with voters. He is heading back to his campaign headquarters in Chicago to watch ballot returns.