March 2nd, 2010
10:48 AM ET
8 years ago

McCain readies for campaign swing with Scott Brown

Brown will campaign for McCain later this week.

Brown will campaign for McCain later this week.

Washington (CNN) - Some new details have emerged about Sen. Scott Brown's trip to Arizona later this week to campaign for fellow Republican John McCain.

McCain's re-election campaign tells CNN that Brown will team up with McCain Friday at a noontime rally at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. On Saturday the two senators will head to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona-University of Southern California basketball game. The campaign says other events will also be scheduled for Saturday.

McCain, 73, is running for a fifth term in the Senate. The 2008 GOP presidential nominee served six years in the House before winning election to the Senate in 1986. McCain hasn't had a difficult re-election since 1992, but this year he's facing a primary challenge for J.D. Hayworth. The former House member served for six terms before losing his 2006 re-election bid. Hayworth, who stepped down last month as host of his conservative talk radio program in Phoenix, says he respects McCain's service but says McCain has been in Washington too long and isn't conservative enough.

Brown's victory in January in a special Senate election in Massachusetts energized the GOP. McCain endorsed Brown's bid for the Senate.

McCain's 2008 running mate, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, has announced that she'll travel to Arizona to campaign with McCain later this month. Palin's popularity with voters on the right could help McCain with some Republican voters who question his commitment to conservative values and goals.

On Monday, four Tea Party organizations in Arizona announced that they will not endorse any candidate in the Republican senate primary in Arizona.

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soundoff (106 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    McCain needs someone with him at all times to remind him of his name, his party, which city and state he is in, which state he is running for, what position he's running for, and on and on and on.

    McCain's Senility is showing more and more every day, and that silly giggle when he gets caught in a lie is getting annoying.

    March 2, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  2. Brian phoenix

    Not to worry, John. Neither one of you will get my vote.

    March 2, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  3. Colleen

    Scott Brown just like every Republican Senator out there. Get elected and do nothing for other people. Just make a lot of money, prepare to become a lobbyist while campaigning for others and writing a book. The difference is they usually wait a little longer than a month. Scott Brown is just another joke

    March 2, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    This makes Brown look out of touch, McCain is old enough to be Scott Brown's grandfather. Brown should be visiting McCain in a nursing home and not supporting McCain on the campaign trail.

    March 2, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  5. lilacluvr

    Is Scott Brown the replacement for Joe the Plumber in McCain's campaign? I wonder if those Conservative Republicans have really looked at Scott Brown's voting record. And didn't Brown just vote for Obama's jobs bill recently? Oh, oh. Looks like Brown is trying to go all 'mavericky' on the GOP.

    March 2, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  6. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Brown's 4 weeks experience as Gov of one of the most liberal states in the country should attrack Many AZ voters ....not to mention be a HUGE drawing card for the conservative support in Az. The fact is....the GOP is SO desperate for young faces, regardless of where or whom their supporter maybe.... and if these folks meet the litmus test of being under 60... they courted for support. Brown's fvoter's in Mass are probably JUST THRILLED that he is away from his responsibilites and ALREADY out campaigning. I am sorry for his state.

    March 2, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
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