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Former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (above) will appear at a campaign fundraiser for an Iraq War veteran, Ilario Pantano (right), on April 16 at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington. Mr. Pantano, a Republican, is seeking a rematch against Rep. Mike McIntyre, an eight-term Democratic incumbent, in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress. (Associated Press)

Former Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (above) will appear at a campaign fundraiser for an Iraq War veteran, Ilario Pantano (right), on April 16 at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington. Mr. Pantano, a Republican, is seeking a rematch against Rep. Mike McIntyre, an eight-term Democratic incumbent, in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress. (Associated Press)

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