Quiet jockeying for McCain seat angers Republicans

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December 29, 2017

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Ambitious Republicans anxious for a shot at a U.S. Senate seat have begun quietly jockeying to be appointed as the successor to Sen. John McCain (R), even as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer.

The lobbying campaigns, described to The Hill by half a dozen GOP strategists and aides, have angered many Republicans, who see any public chatter as disrespectful to a senator who has helped shape modern Arizona.

Chief among those upset is the man who would make an appointment, Gov. Doug Ducey (R), who issued a brushback pitch during a radio appearance last week.

“I have found it a little bit off color, some of the prognosticators and pundits who have been making these predictions as to the senator’s outcome. I think people should be praying for him and rooting for him,” Ducey told KTAR radio. “To the politicians out there that have been openly lobbying for this position, they’ve basically disqualified themselves by showing their true character.”

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Maxx says:

    You are absolutely correct about this issue. The Keating Five fiasco that caused incredible financial damage to many people, mostly seniors, has been pushed back into the archives of history. People under 30 know nothing about the incredible corruption McCain and the others were guilty of. All five should have seen cells in Leavenworth instead of reaping outrageous rewards.

  • ccblogging says:

    I hope that whoever replaces McRino is less corrupt…..McCain is one of the Keating Five, who helped Keating defraud investors and the elderly, and caused a recession, with the Savings & Loan scandal. McCain married into a crime family. McCain sent birthday greetings to a Mafia Godfather in Tucson. McCain is corrupt, so corrupt, he’d be in prison, if he were a normal American citizen. The Bolles murder was the killing of a journalist about to expose the McCain family wealth’s origins in major crime. McCain is as criminal as his friend Hillary. Their criminal lives tie them together.

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