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Elizabeth Edwards Discusses Military At Campaign Stop

Posted September 16, 2004 6:25 a.m. EDT

— Sen. John Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, returned Thursday to North Carolina to campaign for the Kerry-Edwards ticket.

Edwards spoke at the VFW in Fayetteville to discuss issues in the campaign, especially when it comes to the military.

"I think we've found time after time where this president has failed to meet the needs of our military. He hasn't been on their side, hasn't made meeting their needs a priority. Sen. Kerry would make meeting those needs a priority," Edwards said.

Edwards said John Kerry would get U.S. troops home sooner by getting NATO involved and transferring more power to the Iraqi people. She plans to discuss the war and other topics Friday in Greenville and Winston-Salem.

President George W. Bush will make another visit to North Carolina Friday. Bush added a town meeting on women's issues. The president is expected to speak to as many as 4,000 people at the 3 p.m. event.

Bush is scheduled to attend a fund-raising dinner for Senate candidate Rep. Richard Burr.