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McCain looking for governors' support

Republican presidential candidate and likely nominee John McCain spoke for the benefit of those filling the gubernatorial position Saturday, saying that he is very much in favor of state's rights, the Star Tribune reported. McCain said that states should be responsible for most things, while the federal government should only be involved in things the states can not handle.

McCain listed one of his weaker areas, border security, as one of the things a federal government is responsible for, likely trying to hint that he feels capable of handling this issue.

McCain received a standing ovation from most of the 22 republican governors as he rose to speak, including a few people that have received consideration as a running-mate for vice-president. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's name was one of the six names the Tribune mentioned