Senator John McCain will aid embattled Republican incumbent Congressman Charlie Bass on Friday, a McCain strategist told the Globe.
McCain, the winner of the 2000 New Hampshire Republican primary and a likely candidate in for president in 2008, made the last minute decision to stump for Bass this week.
Also on Wednesday plans were announced to have First Lady Laura Bush stump for Bass and the entire Republican ticket on Monday.
McCain will campaign with Bass in Lancaster, Berlin, and then Keene.
Bass, a six-term incumbent, is facing Democrat Paul Hodes for re-election in the stateís Second Congressional District. Private polls conducted for the Bass campaign show Bassís lead shrinking to within the margin of error.