US candidates struggle for W Virginia's support  
 

For many years West Virginia was a given for Democratic presidential candidates.

But recently the state has become safe ground for Republican presidential contenders.

McCain is still ahead in West Virginia but Obama remains competitive thanks in part to a last-minute advertising blitz.

Al Jazeera's Sebastian Walker looks at the choice facing voters in this culturally conservative state.

 
 

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