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Campaigns Set Politics Aside in Wake Of Hurricane Gustav

In the wake of Hurricane Gustav, both presidential campaigns put politics on hold and urged Americans to contribute to relief efforts. Sen. John McCain and...
September 3, 2008

In the wake of Hurricane Gustav, both presidential campaigns put politics on hold and urged Americans to contribute to relief efforts. Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama both urged supporters to help those who were affected by the hurricane, putting out statements and providing links to make contributions to the Red Cross and other relief organizations:

Statement by Sen. John McCain:
"Throughout our convention, we will act as Americans and not as Republicans because America needs us now. No matter what we are - Republican or Democratic - America needs us to do what all Americans have always done in times of disaster and challenge."
http://www.johnmccain.com/gustav.htm

Statement by Sen. Barack Obama:
"Today the thoughts and prayers of all Americans are with those affected by Hurricane Gustav. Your financial support will strengthen organizations like the American Red Cross that are evacuating Gulf Coast residents and planning to help communities get back on their feet. At times like this, it is our compassion and resilience that define who we are as a nation."
https://donate.barackobama.com/redcross