Palin says she hopes and prays for an election win

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, says she hopes, prays and believes that she will be able to take her experience as a reformer to Washington as vice president.

Palin voted Tuesday in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, spending about two minutes in a voting booth located in the town hall where she once presided as mayor.

On her way into the polling place, Palin hugged friends and shook hands with poll workers and other voters.

She left wearing an "I Voted" sticker on her brown, hooded jacket.

Standing with her husband, Todd, Palin told reporters that local government has been a great training ground. She had served on Wasilla's city council and then as its mayor before being elected governor two years ago.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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