McCain says states deserve more offshore oil money

October 29, 2008 9:27:06 AM PDT
Republican presidential candidate John McCain says he would boost revenues that Florida and other coastal states get from offshore oil drilling if voters send him to the White House. McCain says that such an incentive would increase energy production and help consumers struggling with gasoline prices by leaving the decision to the states but giving them a reason to act.

In a campaign appearance Wednesday in Miami's Little Havana, McCain renewed his call for additional drilling offshore.

McCain is spending the day in Florida contesting that state's 27 electoral votes, a crucial battleground in next week's election.

After his Miami rally, McCain is planning to meet with military leaders in Tampa to talk about national security issues.