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Steve King headed to New Hampshire

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is headed to New Hampshire in October for his second visit to the early-primary state this year.

{mosads}King has not confirmed interest in a 2016 presidential bid, but a planned visit to another early-primary state, South Carolina, sparked speculation that the conservative lawmaker is thinking about running for the White House.

The congressman is ‘tentatively confirmed’ as a speaker at the first annual Strong New Hampshire Conference in October, an event hosted by conservative advocacy group Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire. 

King visited the state last week, tweeting a picture of himself in Dixville Notch, N.H., which holds the coveted position of the first town in New Hampshire to vote during the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary. 

“Just poking around the back roads. Beautiful place 4 first in nation primaries & general election results,” he tweeted.

King is best known for his opposition to immigration reform legislation that would grant a pathway to citizenship to the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. King views the Senate bill as providing “amnesty” to illegal immigrants and has made a series of fiery remarks about the issue, some of which have been criticized by other Republicans. 

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