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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to speak at New Hampshire GOP convention

CONCORD - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will keynote the New Hampshire Republican Party's state convention on Saturday, the party confirmed Monday.

Walker will follow another outspoken Republican governor in visiting the state. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in New Hampshire today to campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne.

The GOP convention will be held at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry beginning at 9 a.m.

Christie will be featured today at a private fundraiser for Lamontagne at the Bedford Village Inn.

He will also tour and participate in a roundtable discussion at the Atrium Medical Corp. in Hudson at 1:30 p.m. Christie will then attend a Lamontagne campaign rally at 3 p.m. hosted by state Sen. Chuck Morse at Morse's Freshwater Farms in Atkinson.

The appearances by the two governors illustrates the focus the Republican Governors Association is placing on the New Hampshire race between Lamontagne and Democrat Maggie Hassan.

Lamontagne has said during his campaign that he would govern like 'Scott Walker on steroids.'

The two governors are also mentioned as potential contenders for future GOP presidential nominations, perhaps in 2016, if Mitt Romney loses to Barack Obama in November.

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