John McCain

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John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer, who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death in 2018.wikipedia
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2008 United States presidential election

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He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
The Democratic ticket of Barack Obama, the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois, and Joe Biden, the senior U.S. Senator from Delaware, defeated the Republican ticket of John McCain, the senior Senator from Arizona, and Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska.

Barack Obama

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He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
He was elected over Republican John McCain and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009.

John McCain 2000 presidential campaign

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McCain entered the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2000, but lost a heated primary season contest to Governor George W. Bush of Texas.
The 2000 presidential campaign of John McCain, the United States Senator from Arizona, began in September 1999.

John McCain 2008 presidential campaign

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He secured the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, but lost the general election.
The 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain, the longtime senior U.S. Senator from Arizona, was launched with an informal announcement on February 28, 2007 during a live taping of the Late Show with David Letterman, and formally launched at an event on April 25, 2007.

Presidency of Barack Obama

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McCain subsequently adopted more orthodox conservative stances and attitudes and largely opposed actions of the Obama administration, especially with regard to foreign policy matters.
Obama, a Democrat from Illinois, took office following a decisive victory over Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

Campaign finance reform in the United States

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His supportive stances on LGBT rights, gun regulations, and campaign finance reform were significantly more liberal than those of the party's base. McCain was investigated and largely exonerated in a political influence scandal of the 1980s as one of the Keating Five; he then made campaign finance reform one of his signature concerns, which eventually resulted in passage of the McCain–Feingold Act in 2002. Starting in 1994, he worked with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold on campaign finance reform; their McCain–Feingold bill attempted to put limits on "soft money".
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002, also known as "McCain-Feingold", after its sponsors, is the most recent major federal law on campaign finance, the key provisions of which prohibited unregulated contributions (commonly referred to as "soft money") to national political parties and limited the use of corporate and union money to fund ads discussing political issues within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary election.

1967 USS Forrestal fire

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During the Vietnam War, he almost died in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire.
Future United States Senator John McCain and future four-star admiral and U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Ronald J. Zlatoper were among the survivors.

Keating Five

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McCain was investigated and largely exonerated in a political influence scandal of the 1980s as one of the Keating Five; he then made campaign finance reform one of his signature concerns, which eventually resulted in passage of the McCain–Feingold Act in 2002.
The five senators—Alan Cranston (Democrat of California), Dennis DeConcini (Democrat of Arizona), John Glenn (Democrat of Ohio), John McCain (Republican of Arizona), and Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (Democrat of Michigan)—were accused of improperly intervening in 1987 on behalf of Charles H. Keating, Jr., Chairman of the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, which was the target of a regulatory investigation by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB).

Roberta McCain

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John Sidney McCain III was born on August 29, 1936, at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, to naval officer John S. McCain Jr. (1911–1981) and Roberta (Wright) McCain (b.
Roberta Wright McCain (born February 7, 1912) is the widow of Admiral John S. McCain Jr. and mother of late Senator John S. McCain III.

2000 Republican Party presidential primaries

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McCain entered the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2000, but lost a heated primary season contest to Governor George W. Bush of Texas.
Considered a dark horse, U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona won 48% of the vote to Bush's 30% in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, giving his campaign a boost of energy and donations.

Joe McCain

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Joseph Pinckney McCain II (born April 26, 1942) is an American stage actor, newspaper reporter, and brother of the late U.S. Senator and two-time presidential candidate John McCain.

Carol McCain

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On July 3, 1965, McCain was 28 when he married Carol Shepp, who had worked as a runway model and secretary.
She was the first wife of United States Senator John McCain.

John S. McCain Jr.

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John Sidney McCain III was born on August 29, 1936, at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, to naval officer John S. McCain Jr. (1911–1981) and Roberta (Wright) McCain (b.
His son, John S. McCain III, was a former naval aviator who was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam during McCain's time as CINCPAC, who retired with the rank of captain and then became a United States Senator and the 2008 Republican Party nominee for President of the United States.

American Health Care Act of 2017

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While McCain opposed the Affordable Care Act, he cast the deciding vote against the ACA-repealing American Health Care Act of 2017.
On July 27, the Senate rejected the HCFA in a 51-to-49 vote, with Republican senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and John McCain joining with all Senate Democrats in voting against it.

Cindy McCain

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In April 1979, McCain met Cindy Lou Hensley, a teacher from Phoenix, Arizona, whose father had founded a large beer distributorship.
She is the widow of United States Senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain from Arizona and the mother of television host and commentator Meghan McCain.

Republican Party (United States)

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He previously served two terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee for president of the United States in the 2008 election, which he lost to Barack Obama.
In the presidential election of 2008, the John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket was defeated by Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

John S. McCain Sr.

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His father and his paternal grandfather, John S. McCain Sr., were also Naval Academy graduates and both became four-star admirals in the United States Navy.
His grandson was a Navy Captain in the Vietnam War and later a U.S. Senator, John S. McCain III.

George W. Bush

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McCain entered the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2000, but lost a heated primary season contest to Governor George W. Bush of Texas.
Bush was the Governor of Texas in June 1999 when he announced his candidacy for President, joining John McCain, Alan Keyes, Steve Forbes, Gary Bauer, Orrin Hatch, Elizabeth Dole, Dan Quayle, Pat Buchanan, Lamar Alexander, John Kasich, and Bob Smith.

Meghan McCain

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In 1984, McCain and Cindy had their first child, daughter Meghan, followed two years later by son John IV and in 1988 by son James.
McCain is the daughter of 2008 presidential candidate and U.S. senator John McCain and Cindy McCain.

Barry Goldwater

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McCain succeeded longtime American conservative icon and Arizona fixture Barry Goldwater upon the latter's retirement as U.S. senator from Arizona.
He was succeeded by John McCain, who praised his predecessor as the man who "transformed the Republican Party from an Eastern elitist organization to the breeding ground for the election of Ronald Reagan."

International Republican Institute

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From January 1993 until his death, McCain was Chairman of the International Republican Institute, an organization partly funded by the U.S. government that supports the emergence of political democracy worldwide.
In 2018, U.S. Senator John McCain informed the board of his intention to step down as chair of IRI after 25 years in the role and recommended that U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan succeed him.

Hensley & Co.

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In April 1979, McCain met Cindy Lou Hensley, a teacher from Phoenix, Arizona, whose father had founded a large beer distributorship.
Due to the prominence of her husband, U.S. Senator and two-time presidential candidate John McCain, Hensley & Co. is arguably the best-known beer distributorship in America.

Russ Feingold

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Starting in 1994, he worked with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold on campaign finance reform; their McCain–Feingold bill attempted to put limits on "soft money".
With John McCain, Feingold received the 1999 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Washington National Cathedral

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His funeral was televised from the Washington National Cathedral, with former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama giving eulogies.

National War College

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He attended the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. during 1973–1974.
Notable graduates include former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell; former Secretary of Defense James Mattis; former U.S. Senator John McCain; former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Wesley Clark; former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace, Hugh Shelton and Martin Dempsey; former National Security Advisor and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe James L. Jones; former U.S Army Chief of Staff and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki; former U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Elmo Zumwalt; Commandant of the Marine Corps Robert H. Barrow; former U.S.A.F Chief of Staff Merrill A. McPeak; retired Air Force General Arnold W. Braswell; U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle; World War II submarine officer and best-selling novelist Edward L. Beach Jr.; former military aide to President John F. Kennedy, Godfrey McHugh; the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens; the late Brigadier General John Ray Budner formerly in command of the North American Air Defense Command Combat Operations Center; and former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Norton A. Schwartz; one of the initial nuclear theorists Bernard Brodie was a founding faculty member.