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McIntyre remains tight-lipped on Obama; supports marriage amendment

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This week, national political media is making hay about Democrats who won't openly support President Obama's reelection. This week, national political media is making hay about Democrats who won't openly support President Obama's reelection.

BRUNSWICK and NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - This week, national political media is making hay about Democrats who won't openly support President Obama's reelection.

Some are going so far as saying they haven't decided whether to vote for Obama or his possible Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.

One of those on the list of fence-sitters appears to be North Carolina's own Congressman, Mike McIntyre, who has not commented publicly on an endorsement yet.

As a result, WECT.com's Nadine Maeser attempted to get a direct answer from the representative while he visited the area Thursday. However, the subject is not what McIntyre wanted to talk about.

McIntyre first attended a prayer breakfast in Brunswick County, where he spoke to members of the sheriff's department and the community. Yet, he said since the day was about prayer, it wouldn't be right to talk politics.

Later in the afternoon, WECT's Maeser went to a non-prayer event in New Hanover County.

There, the Congressman helped return medals to a gentleman who tried to save astronauts who died in the Apollo One incident in the 1960s. However, McIntyre again said it also wasn't the right time to talk.

While McIntyre remained tight-lipped about Obama, he did find time to talk about another political issue -- the constitutional amendment to support marriage. McIntyre says he supports it.

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