Republican presidential hopeful John McCain and his new running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (who will be in St. Louis Oct. 2) were the stars of the last big campaign event before the GOP convention in Minneapolis on Sunday in O'Fallon.
Photographer Lyle Whitworth was there and has a slide show of the "Gateway to Victory" rally.
The news broke today that Palin's daughter is pregnant, but she doesn't appear to be showing in this photo.
If you're wondering what the GOP-alooza looked like, we have the McCain slide show
It's been a busy few weeks in politics, just last weekend Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama appeared with his VP pick, Joe Biden. We also have photos of that first Obama-Biden speech in Springfield, Illinois.