Three-Way Showdown on Gas Tax Suspension

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Obama seizes on issue in Indianapolis presser, uses new jobs numbers to say summertime halt of gas tax could cost Indiana 6,000 jobs.

Hammers Clinton for aligning with McCain: “That’s one vote she’s got, because on this issue, Hillary Clinton and John McCain are reading from the same political playbook.” Read full remarks here.

Plus: He also launches new negative Indiana ad questioning Clinton’s gas tax suspension plan, touting his own ideas. Watch it here and read script here.

Clinton camp fights back, saying “Obama wants the American people to pay the gas tax this summer but Senator Clinton thinks Big Oil should.” Read full response here.

McCain camp responds to Obama as well, saying “…voters are wondering why he believes that gas tax relief was good for Illinois but bad for America.” Full response here.

More: WSJ explores whether voters struggling economically will accept Obama’s gas tax plea, while the NY Times looks at unlikely alliance between McCain, Clinton.

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