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Rep. Peter King Announces 2016 Run For President

King Is First Republican To Toss Hat In Ring
Rep. Peter King

Rep. Peter King. (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Long Island Congressman Peter King has thrown his hat in the 2016 presidential ring.

King is the first Republican to announce he’s running.

The congressman currently serving his 11th term announced his candidacy on a New Hampshire radio station on Friday during a visit to the state.

New Hampshire historically holds the first primary in the nation.

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