Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) warned his party Monday not to abandon its longstanding emphasis on national defense as he launched a two-day tour of New Hampshire.
The 11-term congressman greeted unsuspecting diners Monday morning at restaurant deep in the state’s Lakes Region, part of a New Hampshire visit that served as a coming-out party of sorts for King’s presidential ambitions. He said he is at least a year away from a final decision, but King has officially joined the ballooning group of Republican leaders teasing a presidential bid.
“I believe the Republican Party would be receptive to my candidacy,” King said ahead of the New Hampshire visit.
Though his congressional seniority offers him considerable influence in Washington, King is largely unknown across New Hampshire, the small state expected to host the nation’s first presidential primary contests more than two years from now.
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