Romney to attend NAACP annual convention

President Obama spoke at the organization's 100th convention in 2009, and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaRNC official accuses Clinton of plagiarism Winners and losers of the Dem convention FULL SPEECH: Hillary Clinton closes out Democratic convention MORE gave a keynote address in 2010.

During his address, McCain said that while he recognized many in the organization would be backing then-Illinois Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaNigeria is making progress on economic reform and security Obama the 'X' factor of the 2016 cycle FULL SPEECH: Hillary Clinton closes out Democratic convention MORE, he hoped to find common ground on the issue of civil rights.

"I'm here today as an admirer and a fellow American, an association that means more to me than any other," McCain told the assembly. "I am a candidate for president who seeks your vote and hopes to earn it. But whether or not I win your support, I need your goodwill and counsel. And should I succeed, I'll need it all the more."

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