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John McCain (August 29, 1936 - August 25, 2018) was a Republican U.S. senator for Arizona and an unsuccessful candidate for United States president in 2008.


  • John McCain co-authored a bill with Russ Feingold on campaign finance reform in 2002.
  • John McCain voted for the war in Iraq in 2003.
  • John McCain believes that a child is entitled to human rights "from the moment of conception."
  • John McCain supports tax cuts and balancing the budget.
  • John McCain opposes earmarks or pork barrel spending.
  • John McCain opposes torturing prisoners of wars in American camps.
  • John McCain opposes gay marriage but believes it should be a state issue.


John McCain was born into a military in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936. When he served in the Vietnam War, he was a prisoner of war for many years but returned with a Purple Heart. He became a United States Senator in the 1980s. He ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 but lost to George W. Bush.

He is a former Episcopalian but is now a Baptist. He enjoys the television shows 24 and Seinfeld and likes listening to ABBA.


He is married to Cindy Hensley McCain, who is involved with a beer distributor within Anheuser Busch.

Jimmy McCain, John's youngest son, joined the U.S. Marine Corps and begins basic training in September 2006. "I don't think there's anything unusual about Jimmy," McCain said. "There are, thank God, lots of young men and women like him."

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