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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP)

Obama: economic issues will decide election

Barack Obama is accusing his opponent of trying to run away from his party's economic record.

Campaigning in eastern Ohio, the Democratic presidential nominee disputed the claim by John McCain's campaign manager that the election will be decided largely on voters' perceptions of the candidates' personalities.

Noting that McCain has been a supporter of President Bush's policies, the Illinois senator said, "if you've got George Bush's track record...then you probably don't want to talk about issues."

Obama is concentrating this week on Ohio, which Bush narrowly carried in 2004.

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