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Tributes paid to former presidential candidate John McCain

Tributes paid to former presidential candidate John McCain”

Hailed as a maverick for most of his military and political life, McCain entered the former as a 1958 Naval Academy graduate.

First lady Melania Trump: "Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the McCain Family". We in the media loved to be assigned to him because he was frank and amusing, but he could also get really mad.

McCain spent the past year undergoing cancer treatment, but his family said Friday that he would discontinue that treatment. She later added, "The entire McCain family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from around the world".

In New Hampshire that year, McCain defeated George W. Bush in an 18-point blowout, only to be pushed out of the race in SC.

McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma back in July 2017. the same type of cancer that took the life of Senator Ted Kennedy back in 2009.

McCain's wife, Cindy, said simply: "My heart is broken. Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him".

"Of all of the things that have happened in this man's life, of all of the times that his life could have ended in the ways it could have ended, this (cancer) is by far one of the least threats to him and that's kind of how he views it", his son, Jack McCain, told the Arizona Republic in January.

Shortly following his death, many in the sports world took to social media - including almost every team and many prominent sports figures from Arizona - to remember and pay tribute to the Republican senator and war hero.

"John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order", said former president George W. Bush. "Our hearts and prayers are with you!" he wrote on his personal account. The Republican governor added that McCain's "spirit, service and fierce independence shaped the state with which he became synonymous". His dogged patriotism and passion for country made him an inspiration, and a model, for all of us.

During a vote last summer to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, McCain walked to the front of the Senate chamber and voted against repeal by giving it a thumbs down.

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Later, McCain said it was faith that pulled him through. John McCain following the senator's death. A prisoner of war in Vietnam for five and a half years, McCain launched a powerful presidential bid in 2008 and served 31 years in the U.S. Senate.

McGehee says it irks her when people blame McCain-Feingold for weakening the parties.

Biden held Meghan McCain's hand, telling her not to lose hope because medical breakthroughs are possible, and that if anyone could beat brain cancer, it would be her father. He was defeated by Illinois Senator Barack Obama. He was elected to Congress in 1982 and to the Senate four years later, replacing the retired Barry Goldwater.

"We have, of course, the infamous mohair wool subsidy", McCain continued, though his speeches would often come just before the Senate would overwhelmingly vote to approve a package of spending that McCain - and maybe a dozen other Senators - would vote against.

He was shot down over Hanoi in October of 1967 while on his 23rd bombing mission inside a Skyhawk dive bomber.

Biden faced off against McCain as Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPalin responds to McCain news: "May my friend sense appreciation for his inspiration" Mitt Romney: No man this century "better exemplifies honor" than McCain Changing nuclear oversight threatens security, tech edge MORE's running mate during the 2008 presidential election. Those were causes greater than himself and party politics.

3 of 15 John McCain, front right, poses with his squadron in 1965.

"My country saved me".

Senator John McCain, who served as Arizona's Senator since 1987, has passed away at the age of 81.

Jimmy Kimmel wrote, "America lost a real hero today. He lived by his creed every day".

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