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John McCain Rally at TR Hughes Ballpark, O'Fallon, 8/31/08 

The Republican All-Stars took the to field at TR Hughes Ballpark on Sunday, August 31, 2008 in O'Fallon, Missouri. There she was, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, potential first lady Cindy McCain, and of course Republican presidential hopeful John McCain. And there were country music stars (John Rich of Big & Rich), as well as state GOP'ers like gubernatorial hopeful Kenny Hulsof and others.
John McCain supporters line T.R. Hughes Boulevard, waiting to get through security and enter the ballpark.
An estimated 23,000 people entered the gates of T.R. Hughes Ballpark Sunday, who were encouraged to wear red.
Kenny Hulshof, republican candidate for Missouri Governor, addressed the large crowd.
Many souvenirs were available for McCain supporters, including buttons incorporating McCain as Popeye and Mr. Clean.
John Rich, singer of country duo Big & Rich, showed his support and performed several songs.
Brenda Talent, wife of former Missouri Senator Jim Talent, addresses the crowd and gave reasons why she supports McCain. She said, “This election becomes personal for me.”
John and Cindy McCain gets a warm welcome while entering T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Alaska Governor and McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin, and John McCain shares a laugh while former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee tells a joke.
Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, addresses the crowd. He was the candidate who deftly used Chuck Norris in his primary campaign.
Mark and Mary Dempsey, Minooka, Illinois, show their support for John McCain.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney explains why to punch the McCain-Palin ticket.
Democrats for McCain? A bus load from Chicago, made the trip to O’Fallon, sporting shirts and stickers. Holding the sign is Dave Madlener.
John McCain’s running mate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Republican presidential candidate, John McCain.
The John McCain rally drew supporters of all ages.
By Lyle Whitworth
From left are Cindy McCain, Todd Palin, Janet Huckabee, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney.
Many home made signs represented Missouri’s support for John McCain.
By Lyle Whitworth
The Palin Family.
John McCain gives the RFT camera two thumbs up.
John and Cindy McCain meet and greet supporters.
Todd and Sarah Palin takes a moment to get their photo with Eric Stream of Kirkwood.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Jann Stanton, Ellisville, Mo., was fortunate to get a hug from John McCain.
Sophia Tiber, five-months, had her shoes signed by Sarah Palin and John McCain. Holding her is Liahona Tiberi, mother, and Janae Brown, sister.
John McCain supporters line T.R. Hughes Boulevard, waiting to get through security and enter the ballpark.
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