Statement by Sen McCain NH State Chairman Peter Spaulding

MANCHESTER,NH – Peter Spaulding, New Hampshire Campaign Chairman for John McCain2008, issued the following statement on tonight’s Republican presidential debate.

“Senator McCain demonstrated his strength and conviction tonight as he proved to voters why he’s prepared to lead on day one. Part of what makes John’s leadership style so unique is his willingness to engage voters in straight talk – and that’s exactly why he continues to be the favorite in New Hampshire.

“Possessing a superior command of the issues, Senator McCain talked about the importance of reducingAmerica’s dependence on foreign sources of energy, cutting wasteful spending and protecting American soil from Islamic extremism. Tonight’s forum allowed the Senator to draw on a lifetime of honorable service, and show voters why he’s the strongest and most prepared Republican to lead.”