McCain kicks off Action tour in Selma

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 21, 2008

The Selma Times-Journal

SELMA &045; Sen. John McCain took a question about rising gas prices, and it was hardly surprising that his response drew the biggest ovation of the morning.

McCain addressed America’s dependence on foreign fuel and a bevy of other topics during an informal press conference in front of the St. James Hotel on Monday morning.

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The presumptive Republican hopeful in the upcoming presidential election said he has based his campaign on issues that appeal to people of all backgrounds. His trek through the predominately African-American and Democratic Black Belt region is to visit &8220;forgotten places in Alabama&8221; and was the beginning of his Time for Action Tour.