Tom Coburn headed to New Hampshire in November

October 4, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10: U.S. Sen. TomCoburn (R-IA) arrives for a Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama will address the nation about Syria on Tuesday evening. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Sen. TomCoburn (R-Okla.) on Sept. 10, 2013. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) will headline the New Hampshire Republican State Committee's 160th anniversary celebration next month, the committee announced Friday.

Coburn will be in Manchester on Nov. 8 for the event. New Hampshire GOP Jennifer Horn called him "a strong Republican leader who has stood up for taxpayers by fighting to eliminate wasteful government spending."

Most times pols travel to one of the early presidential nominating states, it's worth taking notice, because such trips don't happen by accident. But Coburn, a physician and senator who has built a reputation on fiscal conservatism, has given no indication that he has any interest in running.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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