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Rep. Pete King (R-Seaford) said he is going back on the road to spread his message of a "strong national defense" in a couple of speeches this Friday, but this time he doesn't mention dipping his toe in the presidential waters.
In an email from his congressional campaign, King said he will speak at Republican events in Rhode Island and New Hampshire, which he already has visited six times in the past year.
First King will be the principal speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Rhode Island State Republican Committee in Warwick, R.I.
Then he will head to the American Legion Hall in Ashland, N.H., to speak at a spaghetti dinner hosted by the Pemi-Baker Republican Committee of Grafton County. New Hampshire Republican senate candidate Scott Brown also will be speaking at the dinner.
According to his email, "King will emphasize that the United States must be the party of a strong national defense and must lead the fight against terrorism, particularly ISIS. Rep. King will reject calls for isolationism in the GOP."