Graham says he can win New Hampshire – and McCain agrees

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s confident he can win presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest.

His friend and Senate colleague, two-time New Hampshire primary winner John McCain, agrees.

McCain is joining Graham for a full day of campaign events, including a town hall meeting Saturday in Manchester. Considered an underdog, the Arizona Republican won the 2000 New Hampshire primary after hosting more than 100 town halls. He turned to the same strategy in 2008 and went on to win the GOP nomination.

Graham likely won’t be on the stage Thursday when Fox News hosts the first GOP primary debate. He says that early state voters, not national polls, should narrow the field.

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