Archive for the 'Sen. John McCain' Category

McCain for any authorized project in AZ

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

An interview with the Arizona Daily Star:
McCAIN: In the short term, the economy is bad and its going to get worse. We need to obviously have a stimulus. At the same time, it would be a perfect opportunity to put in some fundamental reforms.
STAR: Would you expand on those reforms?
McCAIN: Well one, elimination of earmarking. [...]

Hayworth to challenge McCain in 2010?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Rumory rumor time! Paul Giblin:
Sen. John McCain may face former Rep. J.D. Hayworth in the 2010 Republican primary for McCain?s Senate seat, according to Bryon York, a White House correspondent for National Review Online, who wrote about the possible showdown Tuesday.

McCain, Kyl back Napolitano for cabinet

Friday, November 28th, 2008

From AzCentral:
Kyl said he doesnt expect Napolitano to start bringing home the bacon in her new role but said Arizona stands to benefit from a Homeland Security secretary well-versed in the states concerns.
She knows border issues. She knows the problems of a state like Arizona, which has to put up with a lot of illegal [...]

McCain back in gear as senator from Ariz.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

From AzCentral:
John McCain is officially back in U.S. senator mode. On Tuesday, he laid out what he called a very active agenda for representing Arizona on Capitol Hill after two years on the bruising presidential-campaign trail.
The 72-year-old Republican also left little doubt that he is running for a fifth consecutive Senate term. He comes up [...]

Kyl, McCain ratings drop

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

And immigration reform is the crux, according to pollsters. From KTAR:
McCains favorable rating is down 7 points from March. His negative number is up 12 points for that same period.
Meanwhile, Jon Kyl isnt faring much better. His positive rating is down 6 points; his negative number is up 6 points.
Question: Why are people polling for [...]

Lets do a McCain roundup

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Colin Powell gives $2300 to McCain. It was not a formal endorsement and he has not endorsed any of the candidates. [IHT]
McCain got 1 percent of the vote in a recent Iowa straw poll. [T]he fact that he did that poorly was just a bit eye-popping and raised questions among Republicans about whether he would [...]

Fund envy?

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

From John McCains supporter newsletter:
Have you seen the headlines about how much money the Democrats are raising? In just six months, the Democrats running for president against me have raised more than a jaw-dropping $100 million combined! These well-funded Democrats are so far out of the mainstream that electing any one of them as President [...]

And now, sports

Monday, August 6th, 2007

John McCain and Jon Kyls staffers are apparently part of a softball team called the No Talent AZ Clowns. Theyre supposedly doing well this year.
The team has been around for a while, and used to include staff from Jim Kolbes office.
I think we need a shout-out.

McCain supports new non-comprehensive immigration bill

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

From the Washington Post:
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain on Thursday backed a scaled-down proposal that imposes strict rules to end illegal immigration but doesnt include a path to citizenship.
The move away from a comprehensive measure is an about-face for the Arizona senator, who had been a leading GOP champion of a bill that included a [...]

Republic takes issue with calling Kyl traitor

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

The Republics editorial board ran a piece today called A party in free fall heres a bit of it relating to our Senators:
A local (and, to some extent, national) leader of the opposition to that [immigration reform] plan, state Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, questioned the way [pollster Bruce] Merrill phrased some of his questions, suggesting [...]

McCain Roundup!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Cindy McCain encourages women to take a course that teaches them how to perform self-defense with their cars. [Business Journal]
John McCain spent more than $1.5 million chartering planes during the first half of the year; now takes corporate jets, which he once tried to ban for Senators. [NYT]
McCain says that the threat of Islamist terrorism [...]

Kyl, McCain introduce Resolution Copper bill

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

From the Tribune:
U.S. Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain reintroduced legislation Tuesday to allow Resolution Copper Co. to develop an underground mine near Superior that could tap one of the largest deposits of copper ore ever discovered in North America.
However, some residents of Superior and the San Carlos Apache Tribe object to the land exchange, [...]

McCain suddenly frugal

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

From Politico:
Sen. John McCain is circulating talking points to supporters making the case for why he can still win despite his precarious money situation and loss of key staff. In two documents obtained from a Republican source outside McCains circle, the campaign compares the Arizonans rocky candidacy to Ronald Reagans in 1980, describes a GOP [...]

Recently in the Senate: Wake up, sleepyheads!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

H R 2669, the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007, passed in the Senate 49 48. Kyl voted Nay, McCain voted Nay.

The motion to invoke cloture and vote on the Levin amendment To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq failed 52 47 (3/5 needed). Kyl [...]

McCain, Kyl criticize war funding holdup

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Republicans were able to block an Iraq withdrawl bill after an all-night debate, but theyre pretty cranky about it As quoted over at ThinkProgress:
MCCAIN: What have we done by not passing the Defense Authorization bill? We are not allowing a 3 1/2 percent pay raise to men and women in the military. We’re not modernizing [...]

McCain roundup

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

But that is, sadly, just what John McCain is: the wrong man for the times. Perversely so, almost. [foxnews.com]
McCain is like Luke Skywalker, and [t]hese obituaries could well prove premature. [CQ Weekly]
And in Iowa, for example, internal polls by Republicans show his support plummeting as he became increasingly identified with the immigration bill. [Jim Lehrer [...]

Novak on McCain: Any further campaigning could be considered futile

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Ralph Novak on John McCains ailing campaign:
McCains futures contract has plummeted in just one week from around $12 to $4. He led Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) by just 70 cents on July 3.

Bullhead City mayor blasts AZ delegation for not funding bridge

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

From the Mohave Daily News:
Bullhead City Council Member Sam Medrano blasted Arizona senators John McCain and Jon Kyl at Tuesdays City Council meeting.
He was referring to comments made by Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury at Woodburys recent annual Town Hall meeting in Laughlin.
A second bridge is years away from becoming a reality and Woodbury placed [...]

McCain campaign left with $2 million

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Its over, folks. The McCain campaign is down to $2 million on hand and has laid off half its staff
Who will he throw his support behind?

Today in the Senate

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

S. 1639, the immigration reform bill, failed to make cloture and reach the Senate floor for a vote by 43 53. Kyl and McCain both voted Yea, which would have moved the bill forward.
Various House members reacted to the bills failure, ranging from disappointment to relief. The Republic has the story.

Earlier, the Senate rejected [...]