RNC: McCain, Palin in MN
ST. PAUL, Minnesota ” Sen. John McCain arrived in Minnesota on Wednesday as delegates to the Republican National Convention prepared to nominate him for president.
McCain stepped off his campaign plane shortly before 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. His running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was among those greeting him.
McCain shared a hug with Sarah Palin and exchanged greetings with Palin’s 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Levi Johnston. Bristol Palin is five months pregnant and plans to marry her boyfriend, the family says.
McCain hugged Bristol Palin twice and kissed Sarah Palin’s 4-month-old son, Trig.
Members of McCain’s family and Palin’s family boarded a campaign bus on the runway and headed into town.
McCain is scheduled to deliver an acceptance speech to delegates Thursday night.