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Rubio Gives Veterans Cool Grenade Stress Balls at New Hampshire Town Hall

Diving on it: Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations on May 13, 2015, in New York City.

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Concerned Veterans for America hosted a Marco Rubio town hall in New Hampshire on Thursday morning, and the door giveaways at the event were pretty cool:

The “Veterans and Military Town Hall” in Exeter was Rubio’s first campaign stop on a day of events throughout New Hampshire that will presumably include less interesting giveaways.

Distributing stress balls to veterans is apparently not unusual for Veterans Affairs facilities and veterans support groups. The green foam grenade “stress balls” have also been used as marketing tools for for-profit college recruiters.

The Concerned Veterans for America grenade stress balls have also apparently been a popular item for them in the past. This online help guide for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder encourages soldiers experiencing flashbacks to play with a stress ball. It seems unlikely that we’ll see much cooler presidential campaign schwag this cycle, although “Rand on a Stick” seems pretty fun.