Romney to attend NAACP annual convention

President Obama spoke at the organization's 100th convention in 2009, and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMichelle Obama: World's young girls 'hungry to learn' Obama Foundation names architects for presidential library Overnight Tech: Facebook's Sandberg comes to Washington | Senate faces new surveillance fight | Warren enters privacy debate 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 ObamaVeep auditions in overdrive Green mega-donor launches pro-Clinton effort in Pa. Social Security to run dry three years sooner than expected: study 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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