UPDATED: @ 4:38 P.M. A separate top G.O.P. local says Team McCain-Palin is looking for other options -- either a larger site or another appearance by Palin. "I know they got pricing at Hammons, but Hammons is probably out because of the weather," says this separate source. "MSU only has McDonald because they have work to do at JQ to get ready for the Eagles, and can't stop the work. We're hopeful we have another option so we can accommodate more people," she says. "It's literally in the works right now."
Kirk Elmquist of the Springfield Cardinals tells The Notebook, "we have no confirmation of that here." "That's all I can tell you now," Elmquist says.
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