McCain win sends local delegates to Minneapolis

The Capital Region, like the rest of New York state, gave Arizona Sen. John McCain a big win in Tues
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The Capital Region, like the rest of New York state, gave Arizona Sen. John McCain a big win in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

That means Christopher Callaghan of Waterford and Fred Acunto of Charlton will be going to Minneapolis in September.

The two are Republican National Convention delegates for McCain, who was defeating former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney by a 49 percent to 29 percent margin in early results.

“McCain is a powerful candidate. As commander in chief, he’ll bring continuity to the White House,” said Acunto, a former Charlton town supervisor.

“I think obviously the Republican Party is coming together behind a single candidate, and it’s happening across the country,” said Schenectady County Republican Chairman Tom Buchanan, who joined other McCain backers to celebrate results at Kielty’s Emerald Isle, a Waterford tavern.

The 101 GOP delegates at stake in New York’s winner-takes-all voting were the second-most at stake in any of the primaries and caucuses that occurred in 24 states on Super Tuesday.

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