Election 2016

Rep. King's Stops in NH Raise Questions of Possible Presidential Campaign

In the state calling for intervention in Syria

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RYE BEACH, N.H.—Rep. Pete King isn't ready to say he's really seeking the presidency. But he is campaigning for what he calls "the soul of the Republican Party."

King (R-L.I.) made two stops over the weekend in New Hampshire, a key testing ground for presidential hopefuls.

He's about two years early for New Hampshire's strange but vital process. It's the one where the Granite State leverages a famous early primary to force wannabes to lavish attention on a few hundred thousand likely voters — about .001 percent of the U.S. population.