03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

McCain Will Accept Public Financing If Opponent Does

John McCain's campaign said he would accept public financing in the general election were his Democratic opponent to do so, raising the prospect that the most expensive election in US history may conclude in a taxpayer-funded finale.

Rick Davis, Mr McCain's campaign manger, yesterday pointed out that Barack Obama, who many now see as the likely Democratic nominee, had already pledged at the beginning of his presidential campaign to accept public financing were his Republican opponent to do so.

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