Romney to attend NAACP annual convention

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President Obama spoke at the organization's 100th convention in 2009, and first lady Michelle Obama 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 Obama, 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."