Electoral votes: 8
2004 result: Bush 60%, Kerry 40%
2000 result: Bush 57%, Gore 41%
Most recent Democratic win (1996): Clinton 46%, Dole 45%, Perot 9%
African American percentage: 7.5% (national average is 12.8%)
Link to polls in Real Clear Politics
McCain has pretty substantial leads in those polls, but they vary quite a bit. His margins have ranged from 9% to 21% since July. It's not McCain's strongest state, but there seems little reason to think that Obama can catch up.