McCain Tells Brownback Veep Pick Will Unite Party

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ GOP presidential hopeful John McCain tells Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback that his choice of a running mate will ``unite the party.''

Brownback, who has led McCain's outreach to social conservatives, says McCain called Friday morning to assure Brownback that his choice would be ``well received.''

Brownback says Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's strong anti-abortion stance and personal story will appeal to the conservative base of the party. Palin gave birth to a fifth child earlier this year knowing the boy had Down Syndrome.

Brownback says the Republican Party's conservative base will be excited because Palin is ``an authentic person who believes and does what she says in her policy atmosphere and can authentically carry that message to the country.''

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