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Mideast meets Midwest

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Issue: "2004 Election: Countdown," Oct. 23, 2004

Several better-known Muslim groups have placed themselves squarely in the Kerry camp. The Arab-American Political Action Committee endorsed Mr. Kerry on Oct. 5, as have similar groups in Michigan, where 235,000 Arab-American votes-the largest portion in any swing state-are at stake. But the convention may foreshadow growing and vocalized grassroots Arab support for the president, leaving open the possibility that a number of Arab-Americans won't heed those endorsements on Election Day.

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