It's Official: Republicans Nominate McCain

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 3, 2008 11:25 PM CDT
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, right, holds her son Trig, as she is joined by her family on stage after her speech.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – Republicans have nominated John McCain for president, handing the senator the prize that eluded him eight years ago. By a roll call vote in the wee hours, the Arizona senator clinched his party's nod. The vote was conducted after-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin addressed the Republican National Convention. McCain is scheduled to accept the nomination in a speech tonight.