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|United States Senator
January 3, 1987
Serving with Jeff Flake
|Preceded by||Barry Goldwater|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 1st district
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||John Jacob Rhodes|
|Succeeded by||John Jacob Rhodes III|
|Born||John Sidney McCain III
August 29, 1936
Coco Solo Naval Air Station, Panama Canal Zone
|Spouse(s)||Carol Shepp (1965–1980 (divorced)
Cindy Lou Hensley (1980–)
|Relations||John S. McCain, Sr. (grandfather)
John S. McCain, Jr. (father)
Roberta McCain (mother)
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy|
|Religion||Southern Baptist congregant
(Brought up Episcopalian)
John Sidney McCain III (born on August 29, 1936) is a United States Senator from Arizona. McCain was the Republican Party's candidate in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain is married to businesswoman Cindy McCain.
McCain served during the Vietnam War. When his plane was shot down, he was captured by the North Vietnamese military. He was a prisoner of war alongside Colonel and future Washington State Senator Leo K. Thorsness for more than five years. During that time, he was tortured.
Presidential campaigns[change | change source]
In 1982, McCain was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He represented Arizona. In 1987, he became a U.S. Senator for Arizona. In 2000, McCain tried to be the Republican Party candidate for President of the United States, but George W. Bush was chosen. In 2008, he was chosen as the Republican candidate. On November 4, 2008, he lost to Barack Obama. His running mate was Sarah Palin.
Other activities[change | change source]
McCain is popular for his support of the Arab Spring, protests and uprisings inside the Arab World, and protests outside those regions like many Russian protests. He has said that the recent protests are worldwide.
References[change | change source]
- McCain was christened and raised Episcopalian. See Nichols, Hans. "McCain Keeps His Faith to Himself, at Church and in Campaign", Bloomberg (2008-04-25). He now identifies as a Baptist, although he has not been baptized as an adult, and is not an official member of the church he attends. See Warner, Greg. "McCain’s faith: Pastor describes senator as devout, but low-key", Associated Baptist Press (2008-04-08). Retrieved 2008-09-06. Also see Hornick, Ed. "McCain and Obama cite moral failures", CNN, (2008-08-16): "McCain, who was raised an Episcopalian and now identifies himself as Baptist, rarely discusses his faith." Retrieved 2008-08-16. Also see Reston, Maeve and Mehta, Seema. "Barrack Obama and John McCain to Meet at Saddleback Church", Los Angeles Times, (2008-08-16): "McCain [is] an Episcopalian who attends a Baptist church in Phoenix..." Retrieved 2008-08-16.