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Senator McCain Visited State Thursday

By Associated Press

Dothan, AL – U-S Senator John McCain was in Dothan Thursday to campaign for local Republican candidates, but he spent much of the time talking about national policy issues. The senator spoke to about 70 supporters who each contributed 100 dollars to the Alabama Republican Party Victory 2006 Fund. He endorsed the local candidates and stressed the importance of maintaining Republican control of the House and Senate in November's elections. McCain said he has not decided yet whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2008, but he used most of his 75-minute speech to address hot-button campaign issues. He spoke about the scandal surrounding Florida Congressman Mark Foley's actions, the war in Iraq, immigration and government spending. McCain was scheduled to attend a Republican fundraiser Thursday evening in Birmingham.

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