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Campaign 2008

E&E political reporter Kaplun talks politics of drilling, financial bailout heading into elections

Have Republicans gained political traction after making ground on offshore drilling? Will the lifting of the drilling moratorium affect the outcome of congressional races? What impacts do the financial crisis and bailout have on the presence of energy issues in congressional races? During today's OnPoint, E&E political reporter Alex Kaplun takes a look at some of the key Senate and House races in which energy issues are playing a major role. Kaplun also discusses the GOP's new energy message and previews tonight's vice presidential debate.