John McCain Will Seek Re-election in 2010Submitted by BeaReady on Wed, 02/11/2009 - 20:12
How embarrassing. Appears McCain is trying real hard to finish off the GOP. A relative did indeed receive the email mentioned.
John McCain Will Seek Re-election in 2010
Susan Davis reports on politics.
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain announced his 2010 re-election bid in an email to supporters, ending speculation that he might bow out of the Senate following his unsuccessful presidential campaign.
“Being the Republican nominee for president was one of the great honors of my life and an experience I will never forget. Some have wondered, after my hard fought presidential campaign, if I plan to run for re-election to the United States Senate,” McCain wrote, “I want you to know that I do intend to seek re-election.”
McCain cites the “magnitude of the financial crisis” as a reason for him to continue to serve in the Senate. The Arizona senator was criticized during his presidential bid for temporarily suspending his campaign to return to Washington, D.C., to engage in the financial sector bailout negotiations, which he supported.
However, McCain has become a prominent opponent of the current $800 billion-plus economic stimulus package expected on President Barack Obama’s desk later this week. He deemed it “generational theft” and advocated for scrapping the bill and starting over.
Democratic “proposals will not stimulate economic growth or create jobs,” McCain wrote in the e-mail, “With so much at stake, now is not the time to step away from my work in the Senate.”
The senator also solicits donations for his campaign committee, Friends of McCain, a separate financial entity from McCain’s Country First political action committee, which he launched in January to raise money for other Republican candidates.