U.S. Sen. John McCain, left, the apparent Republican presidential nominee; is introduced by Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, right, just before kicking off a tour through the predominantly Democratic Black Belt region. McCain began his "Time for Action" tour in Selma on the banks of the Alabama River. The Edmund Pettus Bridge in the background.
Following his Selma speech, McCain's "Straight Talk Express" headed to Wilcox County where the candidate planned to visit the Quilters of Gees Bend and take a ride on the Gees Bend Ferry. Later, he was to head for Thomasville, then Birmingham.
With McCain's visit, all three major presidential contenders have given speeches in Selma during the past 13 months. I believe that is a record!
The senator dined at The Downtowner Restaurant Sunday evening and stayed at the St. James Hotel Sunday night.
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