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U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, speaks as Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., right, listens during a town hall meeting Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Merrimack, N.H.  McCain , Ayotte and Lindsey Graham previously held town hall meetings in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia to describe what they called the devastating consequences of automatic, across-the-board reductions in projected defense spending. All four states are presidential battle ground states with either military bases or defense contractors.  (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

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