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3:09 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

John McCain Stumps For Scott Brown At Derry Town Hall Meeting

Scott Brown and John McCain at a town hall meeting in Derry.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Arizona Senator John McCain was back on the New Hampshire campaign trail Monday.

He was here to boost the campaign of former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.

John McCain won the New Hampshire primary twice, and seemed to understand that a crowd of Granite State voters – even one of full supporters – likes a little deference.

“I will leave it up to the good judgment of the people of New Hampshire. I certainly wouldn’t pretend to tell them how to vote, but I would like to share with them as I have today the experience I had with this good and decent American.”

Brown has already been endorsed by many in the GOP establishment, including Mitt Romney and U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte.

The focus of the town hall was foreign policy, and Brown lashed out at President Obama for vacationing during the crisis in Iraq and called Jeanne Shaheen the president’s "number one foot soldier."

“We have one of the most incoherent foreign policies right now. Our allies don’t trust us. Our foes don’t fear or respect us. We’re in trouble.”

Shaheen campaigned in Portsmouth Monday with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, talking about an economic agenda for women.

If Brown is able to defeat his two primary opponents next month, he’ll take on Shaheen in November.