Todd Palin Campaigns in Maine 

Maine House Minority Leader Josh Tardy

kept his focus on the Republican presidential ticket’s potential

for appeal to sportsmen as Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband headed

in for a two-day campaign swing.

As organizers prepared a welcome for Todd Palin at a barbecue at

the Moosehead Trail Trading Post in Palmyra on Saturday, Tardy said

Mainers value their outdoors heritage.

Earlier in New Hampshire, the husband of the GOP vice

presidential nominee declined to comment on a legislative report in

Alaska that suggested Gov. Palin violated state ethics standards.

Presidential nominee John McCain’s New Hampshire spokesman, Jeff

Grappone, said Palin would not be taking questions from the media

during his visit.