In a stunning political upset, Arizona’s senior Senator has triumphed in the Republican primary over his longtime rival, John McCain.
“In my life, no success has come without a good fight, and this nomination wasn’t any different. That’s a tribute to the candidate who opposed me and his supporters. He’s a leader of great ability, who loves his country, and wished to lead it to better days. His support is an honor I won’t soon forget.”
McCain’s strong positions on immigration and government-funded bailouts made it tough for John McCain to secure the nomination: John McCain hammered John McCain on his previous pro-amnesty stance on illegal immigration and support for the TARP money for failed banks. John McCain’s “Complete the Danged fence” video in particular was seen as a devastating attack on John McCain’s previous policies on illegal immigration.
Gracious in defeat, McCain says he respects his opponent’s views and is willing to work with him in the main election in November.
“I congratulate John McCain on his victory tonight, and I wish him great success in the main election later this year.”
McCain did not rule out another attempt to oust McCain in the 2016 primary.
“I think it’s too early to tell what my prospects for the future are,” said McCain, “let’s see how John McCain does in his upcoming election and the next few years, and I’ll decide what to do after that.”
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