Republican John McCain is urging Florida voters to help him win the state and the presidential election.
The presidential hopeful kicked off a seven-state sprint to the finish in Tampa, the western end of the state's vote-rich I-4 corridor.
McCain told a modestly attended outdoor rally Monday: "With this kind of enthusiasm, this kind of intensity we will win Florida and we will win the election."
The Arizona senator said that he, like Democratic rival Barack Obama, opposes President Bush's economic policies. But McCain insisted he wouldn't raise taxes and that Obama could be counted on to do so.
McCain was headed next to Virginia and then Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Mexico, Nevada and home to Arizona early Tuesday morning.
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