Politics & Government
5:30 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

McCain, Price Stump For Presidential Candidates

Some members of Congress were in the Triangle today to back their candidates for President.

Gurnal Scott: 2008 GOP nominee John McCain came to a Cary VFW post to ask veterans to vote for Mitt Romney. He said his worries about President Barack Obama began the night Mr. Obama beat him four years ago.

John McCain: I was concerned about obviously national security. We always are. But I wasn't as concerned as I am today. America is not leading. We are beset by enemies on all sides.

North Carolina Democratic congressman David Price rebutted McCain at a nearby Obama headquarters. He attacked the Arizona senator's phrasing.

David Price: The Republicans like to talk about leading from behind. That's their word for seeking allies and cooperation and working with our allies. They seem to regard that as a sign of weakness.

Pollsters say the presidential race has tightened with Romney leading in some national surveys.