Monday, October 08, 2007

Senator Richard Burr Stumps of McCain

On Saturday, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr paid his first trip to the Granite State. Burr spent the day campaigning on behalf of Senator John McCain.

Before speaking at a Hillsborough Republican fundraiser, Burr visited McCain’s Manchester headquarters and met with supporters.

“This election matters, who we put up matters and for that reason I’m not here to campaign against anybody, but I am here to campaign for John McCain,” Burr told a group of 100 Hillsborough Republicans.

The ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee added “Campaigns are about picking the candidate with the right stuff. John McCain has the right stuff to be president.”

Senator Burr was not the only McCain surrogate stumping in New Hampshire. This weekend, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty paid his second visit to the state. Pawlenty spent Columbus Day campaigning in the northern part of the state.

In an interview with “New Hampshire Presidential Watch” Burr recognized the role of the first-in-the-nation primary saying “I understand the importance of the state that casts the first vote, that’s here. I also understand the importance of this election.”

He added that he was supporting the Arizona Senator because “John is tested, he’s proven he has the courage to stand-up to the tough battles. He has the experience to deal with a set of diverse issues.”