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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat John Kerry on Tuesday brought his presidential campaign to the Senate, where he was hit with Republican ridicule for being a relative stranger on Capitol Hill this election year.
Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts who will become the Democratic presidential nominee next month, interrupted a western campaign swing to be in town to vote for an amendment to bolster veterans' health care, one of his signature issues
"If we hung around, Republicans could just delay the vote again," a senior Kerry aide said. "They are just playing games with us."
"I've been here 20 years. I know how this place works," said Kerry. "I'm not complaining. I'm just here to make my statement of support."