Rep. Pete King heads back to New Hampshire

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Rep. Pete King (R-Seaford) is headed back to New Hampshire on Saturday, his sixth trip since announcing he was testing the waters for a presidential run in 2016.

King will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser from 1 to 3 p.m. at the home of New Hampshire Republican National Committeewoman Juliana Bergeron and Arto Leino in Keene, which is in the southwest part of the state, he said in an email today.

King is expected to blast President Barack Obama, and isolationists in his own party, for not sending in troops to Iraq, which is under siege by extremists.   

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King's email arrived after Obama announced he was sending about 300 troops to Iraq as advisers and trainers for Iraqi forces.

Before the fundraiser on Saturday, King said he will make a stop at Lindy's Diner to meet with former New Hampshire State Senate President Tom Eaton.

Paying for the trip will be King's leadership PAC, American Leadership Now.

 

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