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March 06, 2007

Washington/Political News

"McCain to formally announce candidacy in April"

Arizona Senator John McCain will seek the presidency in 2008, he announced on the Late Show with David Letterman. McCain is expected to formally announce his candidacy in April, after visiting Iraq. This will be his second run after being defeated by George W. Bush in the 2000 Republican primary.

He faces tough competition, though. Former New York Mayor Rudy Guliani has widened his lead over McCain recently, and former Governor Mitt Romney is also receiving much attention. McCain also faces trouble as an outspoken supporter of the unpopular war in Iraq. However, he is still considered a top contender for the nomination.

If he wins the presidency, McCain will become the oldest person to be sworn in as a first-term president.

For more, see the article here.

Posted by glovisa at March 6, 2007 12:21 PM


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