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McCain Buffalo Bound

By Howard Reidel & Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Republican Presidential candidate John McCain is coming to Buffalo Monday night.

McCain will attend two fundraising events, one at the private home of Anthony H. Gioia and another at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. McCain is expected to raise more money on this stop than any other political candidate ever has in Buffalo, more than one million dollars.

McCain is not expected to meet with reporters or with members of the general public other than those invited to the events. He is due to arrive at Prior Aviation airport in Cheekotwaga at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Meanwhile, the Western New York Center will be staging a protest. Irene Morrison is with the Peace Center. Morrison says they will be calling on McCain to change his stance on the War in Iraq.

"Well he has been quoted as saying we would be in Iraq for another 100 years. He has seem to have forgotten that a majority of the country is opposed to the war, and during a recession, spending billions of dollars on a war is absolutely immoral," said Morrison.

Protestors will carry signs saying "No War No McSame" to target McCain. They will also carry crosses to symbolize local military that have died in the war.