McCain Pushes Electric Car at GM Worker Town Hall

Associated Press

The presumptive GOP nominee promises the auto workers he’d help make the company’s long-range electric car a success during an early town hall meeting in Warren, Michigan.

“I will do everything in my power that this new experiment, this breakthrough… has every chance of success and that we will make sure that American citizens understand what’s happening here.”

The car — called the Volt — is expected to hit the market in 2010. Questions from the audience following opening remarks focused mostly on the economy.

Detroit Free Press: “After years of complaints that Washington cared little about its woes, Detroit’s auto industry has become a frequent backdrop” for the candidates’ economic events.

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