Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Associated Press
NASHUA, N.H. — Sen. John McCain is returning to New Hampshire to campaign for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate John McCain makes his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Mitt Romney did not mention the war in Afghanistan, where 79,000 US troops are fighting, in his speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday. The last time a Republican presidential nominee did not address war was 1952, when Dwight Eisenhower spoke generally about American power and spreading freedom around the world but did not explicitly mention armed conflict. Below are examples of how other Republican nominees have addressed the issue over the years, both in peacetime and in war. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
McCain, who defeated Romney in the New Hampshire primary on his way to winning the 2008 nomination, is holding town hall meetings in Nashua, Franklin and Portsmouth on Monday. All three will be at Veterans of Foreign War posts.
In July, McCain traveled to Merrimack as part of a tour with Sen. Kelly Ayotte to warn against looming defense budget cuts.