Obamanauts Work to Turn Florida's Space Coast Blue | Wired Science from Wired.com: "What has the Obamanauts excited is the senator's plan to spend $2 billion to reduce the gap between when the shuttle is retired and its replacement is ready, which could help save jobs in Florida.
Florida, a state that went to George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, has 27 electoral votes up for grabs, the fourth largest number in the nation. Brevard County is home to Kennedy Space Center as well as more than half a million of Florida's 18 million residents.
Both candidates seem to be aware that in a close Florida race, the support of the Space Coast could be important. During a recent campaign stop there, McCain promised not to cut NASA's funding."