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John McCain to headline June GOP event in Fargo

John McCain

Former presidential candidate and current U.S. Sen. John McCain will headline the North Dakota Republican Party's annual Republican Roundup event June 8 and 9 in Fargo, Sen. John Hoeven announced today.

McCain, R-Ariz., will headline a rally at the roundup on June 9, Hoeven's campaign stated in a news release.

The location for the rally and other roundup events will be announced in the coming days.

"North Dakota Republicans are gearing up to launch a powerful grassroots effort for this important election year, and I am proud to welcome Sen. McCain to help kick things off," Hoeven, R-N.D., said in the announcement. "This visit will be a great infusion of energy for our party, and it speaks volumes about how important this election is for North Dakota."

"This will be the largest summer event we have held in years, and it couldn't come at a better time. We expect to welcome a big crowd and energize a lot of new supporters," state GOP spokesman Matt Becker added in the news release.

More on the event, including ticket information, can be found at