McCain Chooses Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

John McCain has chosen Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

Palin, 44, is a reform-minded governor in Alaska who's challenged the party's old guard, attacked pork-barrel spending and taken a keen interest in energy and environmental issues.

A former Miss Alaska runnerup, Palin holds a degree in journalism and has five children, including one with Down Syndrome.

The announcement is scheduled at midday in Daton, Ohio.
Palin is a first-term governor credited with reforms of her out of the way state.

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