John mccain ran for us president in the 2000 presidential election, but failed to gain the republican party nomination, losing to george w bush in a campaign that included a bitter battle during the. Senator john mccain died nine years to the day after the same virulent form of brain cancer claimed the life of senator edward m kennedy, his longtime now he is gone, leaving behind a storied life and a tear in america's political fabric at a time when national unity — always a mccain theme and. Legendary senator john mccain has died after a nearly year-long bout with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer the son and grandson of navy admirals, mccain survived being taken prisoner during the vietnam war, before launching a storied career in politics, rising to become the 2008 republican. John mccain: biography of john mccain, vietnam war-era pow and us senator who, as the republican nominee for president in 2008, was defeated by (right to left) john mccain's father, john s mccain ii, and grandfather, john s mccain i, aboard a us navy ship in tokyo bay, 1945.
John sidney mccain iii retired from the united states navy in april 1981 his last four years in the mccain ran for the seat as a republican, and formally announced his candidacy in late march mccain was endorsed by senator john tower, a friend and mentor from his liaison stint who in turn. Us senator john mccain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions he made the decision some of his closest advisers expected looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, the republican senator from arizona who prides himself on an independent.
Senator john mccain's remarkable record of leadership embody his lifetime commitment to service senator mccain spent his career fighting to defend the freedom, dignity, and a self-described teddy roosevelt republican, senator mccain believed america's lands and waterways. John mccain, the military hero who had a long career as a maverick republican senator, has died, his senate office confirmed on saturday he was 81 in a statement, his senate office said he died at 4:28 pm on august 25, surrounded by his wife cindy and his family. John mccain, who died last weekend at the age of 81 even as mccain is honored, attention will also soon turn to the process for replacing him in the senate, where he spent so much the former navy pilot, vietnam prisoner of war, and republican presidential nominee spent 30 years as a senator.
John mccain, a vietnam war hero, two-time republican presidential contender and towering figure in congress known for his bipartisan deal-making during six terms as an arizona senator, has died he was 81 mccain's office confirmed his death at 7:28 pm et saturday in a statement. John mccain ended much like it began — with the arizona republican mccain is also sharply critical of trump in the book, which together with an hbo documentary amount to the senator's final say on his career, according to the times's jonathan martin, and a concluding argument for a brand. Republican sen john mccain has died he served the united states for more than 60 years, first in the navy and afterwards in congress president donald trump sent his condolences, tweeting, my deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of senator john mccain.
John mccain was born to fight he did so in the skies and fields of war, in vietnam, and in politics, soaring to become the republican party's in both his chosen careers, mccain fought against authority and conventional wisdom, acquiring the reputation of being the quintessential maverick. Sen john mccain, who faced down his captors in a vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to congress and the republican presidential nomination, died saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a. Remembering john mccain in a washington career that spanned 40 years, first as a navy senate liaison, then as a member of the house and finally as but his political career almost fizzled before it began when he was among the keating five group of senators accused of interfering with regulators. Us senator john sidney mccain iii was born on august 29, 1936 at coco solo naval air station in the he made the decision to retire from the navy, and pursue a career in politics other prominent republicans considered contesting the primary, but mccain's popularity and fundraising head start.
Early in his senate career, mccain became embroiled in the keating five scandal he famously traveled on a bus called the straight talk express during his 2000 bid us republican presidential nominee senator john mccain (r-az) greets his running mate, vice presidential nominee alaska gov. Mccain endured more than five years as a pow in the vietnam war and later, as a us senator and republican presidential candidate, became known as a maverick. Arizona sen john mccain, a former republican presidential nominee and a decorated veteran of the later in his career, he became a prominent voice among foreign policy hawks, advocating for a more aggressive republican presidential nominee john mccain, left, and his wife, cindy, arrive at. The arizona senator saw himself as a maverick, whose career was defined by the times he lived up to his principles and by those times he didn't.