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Key debate tonight as race gets personal

Obama attacks on ethics after assault by McCain

Barack Obama with a customer at the 12 Bones Smokehouse restaurant in Asheville, N.C. Obama's team says the Keating Five scandal raises questions about John McCain's judgment. Barack Obama with a customer at the 12 Bones Smokehouse restaurant in Asheville, N.C. Obama's team says the Keating Five scandal raises questions about John McCain's judgment. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
By Scott Helman and Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / October 7, 2008

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Senator Barack Obama, facing a broad new assault on his character from rival John McCain and the Republican Party, punched back aggressively yesterday with a multi-pronged attack on McCain's ethics, marking a sharp, personal turn in the presidential race as the two candidates face off tonight in their second debate. (Full article: 1187 words)

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