Friday, January 26, 2007
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McCain names Rep. Bachus as Southeast Co-Chairman

From the AP:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama will serve as Southeast co-chairman of U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential exploratory committee, the Arizona Republican announced Thursday.

Bachus, a Republican from Vestavia Hills, will provide guidance and leadership in Southeastern states as McCain considers whether to run for the Republican nomination for president in 2008.

"There is no one that better represents common sense conservative values than John McCain," said Bachus, a former state representative, state senator and state school board member who has served in Congress since 1992.

McCain said in a press release that part of Bachus' duties will be to help build grassroots support for McCain in the region.