November 18th, 2008
07:29 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain makes move to run for re-election, CNN has learned

McCain signaled he is interested in running for reelection in 2010.
McCain signaled he is interested in running for reelection in 2010.

(CNN) - CNN has learned that John McCain met Tuesday night with top advisers to start the process of setting up a political action committee.

A senior McCain aide says that was done to send the signal he intends to run for another term as senator from Arizona.

He is up for re-election in 2010.


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (144 Responses)
  1. Marva, WI

    Oh, don't scare me CNN, I thought you meant he was going to run again for the presidency. Whew.

    November 18, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  2. hilary

    Does he not want to be stuck at home with Cindy or something? He needs to retire already and enjoy the rest of his life.

    November 18, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  3. Gracie

    Dear Lord, say it isn't so. John McCain is setting himself up for another good spanking in 2012. His Aides should know BETTER by now. What is this old man thinking?? Has he NOT learned his lesson yet?

    NO WAY, NO HOW, NO McCAIN!!!

    NO WAY, NO HOW, NO McCAIN!!!

    NO WAY, NO HOW, NO McCAIN!!!

    NO WAY, NO HOW, NO McCAIN!!!

    NO WAY, NO HOW, NO McCAIN!!!

    NO WAY, NO HOW, NO McCAIN!!!

    NO WAY, NO HOW, NO McCAIN!!!

    November 18, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  4. Catholic-mom-4-OBAMA

    Poor man. He doesn't get it.

    November 18, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  5. jackie ohio

    don't worry, he'll be granted an amunity

    November 18, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  6. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    RETIRE ALREADY!

    UGGGGGGGGG!

    November 18, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  7. Sandy

    Oh my.

    November 18, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  8. Texas Teacher

    Good luck, McSame.... sad, but true... no more maverick in the old dude! :)

    November 18, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  9. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    Oh, puh-leez ... Senator McCain, you've done your bit in Washington. Hang it up and make room for the next generation of leaders.

    November 18, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  10. A Woman In California For Obama

    He should just retire and enjoy the millions he sold his soul for.

    November 18, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  11. Independent

    Gracie: Did you read anything past the title? It is talking about re-election to the Senate in 2010 and does not mention anything in the year 2012.

    November 18, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  12. michael

    Gracie.....he is not running for president...he is running for senate for arizona

    November 18, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  13. Tom

    Gracie, hon, read the story......not for POTUS but for Senator again in 2010. and take a Prozac while your at it

    November 18, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  14. shelli

    Give me a break. This man needs to go have fun living in his 7 0 9 homes and driving his 13 cars. He also needs to help his wife spend some of that money that they make. Live on that flower bed of ease Senator. Drive off into the sunset. Why don'tcha. YOU BETCHA!

    November 18, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  15. Russ

    Gracie,

    You are an idiot!!!! His Political ACtion Committee is for re-election for the Senate seat he hold for Arizona. Next time before you post a comment, do us all a favor and do your research and homework.

    November 18, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  16. relleumd

    Gracie – The article say McCain is seeking re-election for his Senate seat in 2010, not the presidential election in 2012. Just to clarify!

    Go Obama!!!!

    November 18, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  17. Linda in Oh.

    Gracie, I believe it's RE-election for his senate seat.

    November 18, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  18. mitch

    retire, we need new people in government. so, far, barack is the only new guy in washington. his cabinet picks are same old same old. waiting for the change.........

    November 18, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  19. CommonSense

    Another mentally vacuous ideologue. Gracie, this article refers to Sen. McCain's 2010 *Senate* campaign–not a 2012 presidential run. It's always good to read the article before offering inane comments.

    November 18, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  20. Kyle in San Diego

    Good for him. He should continue his work in the Senate. I'm wondering if Gracie here actually read the article, or simply the headline.

    *walks out the room shaking my head*

    November 18, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  21. Goodie-Ga.

    HA! HA!! HA! Why? Judgement deficiency. Retire now I have some peace while it is possible.

    November 18, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  22. Aaron from Ohio

    McCain has served the people of Arizona well during his four terms. I think you'll see him drift away from the right wing sooner rather than later. He had little use or respect for them before he decided to run for president and particularly didn't like the evangelicals. He can hopefully go back to being the maverick that he was in 2000. He had to compromise his positions to placate the right wing to get the nomination and in the process he alienated the moderates and independents that were HIS base.

    November 18, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  23. JOHN

    I think they mean running for ARizona Senator seat not Presidential. If Im wrong, then ..........Oh Boy!

    November 18, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  24. The Dumbing Down of America

    It will all depend on how bi-partisan he becomes in the next year... If he backs Obama's agenda ... he might fair alright.

    November 18, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  25. Llisa

    If Arizonians don't realize that it is time for a change then who cares!

    November 18, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
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