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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)


Biography
Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1983-87; sought Republican nomination for president, 2000; U.S. Senate, 1987-present; Republican nominee for president, 2008
Born: Aug. 29, 1936; Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Residence: Phoenix
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Cindy McCain; seven children
Education: U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. 1958; National War College, attended 1973-74
Military Service: Navy, 1958-81
Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Seapower - Ranking Member); Foreign Relations (African Affairs; East Asian & Pacific Affairs; Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs; Western Hemisphere & Global Narcotics Affairs - Ranking Member); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Financial & Contracting Oversight; Permanent Investigations - Ranking Member); Indian Affairs

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalJohn McCain (R) 1,005,61558.9
Rodney Glassman (D) 592,01134.7
David Nolan (LIBERT) 80,0974.7
Jerry Joslyn (GREEN) 24,6031.4
Ian Gilyeat (WRI) 5,9380.3
Loyd Ellis (WRI) 1600.0
Santos Chavez (WRI) 390.0
Sydney Dudikoff (WRI) 140.0
Ray Caplette (WRI) 70.0
2004generalJohn McCain (R) 1,505,37276.7
Stuart Starky (D) 404,50720.6
Ernest Hancock (LIBERT) 51,7982.6
1998generalJohn McCain (R) 696,57768.7
Ed Ranger (D) 275,22427.2
John Zajac (LIBERT) 23,0042.3
Robert Park (REF) 18,2881.8
1992generalJohn McCain (R) 771,39555.8
Claire Sargent (D) 436,32131.6
Evan Mecham (I) 145,36110.5
Kiana Delamare (LIBERT) 22,6131.6
Ed Finkelstein (NA) 6,3350.5
Robert Winn () 260.0
1986generalJohn McCain (R) 521,85061.0
Richard Kimball (D) 340,96539.0
1984generalJohn McCain (R) 162,41878.0
1982generalJohn McCain (R) 89,11666.0
Roll Call Vitals

33rd

Arizona is 33rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

5th

Sen. John McCain has the 5th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.



John McCain is ranked 27th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.









Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.