UPDATE 1-McCain calls for $300 million prize for car battery


(adds McCain on Obama on public financing, other details) By Steve Holland FRESNO, Calif., June 23 (Reuters) - Republican John McCain said on Monday if elected he would propose awarding a $300 million prize to the auto company that develops a next-generation car battery that weans America off oil. McCain sought to portray himself as a forward-looking leader on solving the U.S. energy crisis a week after taking heat from Democrats for reversing position and supporting offshore oil ...

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