March 10th, 2010
01:40 PM ET
5 years ago

Jeb Bush endorses McCain in Arizona

John McCain scored another high-profile endorsement Wednesday.
John McCain scored another high-profile endorsement Wednesday.

Washington (CNN) - Another high-profile Republican is backing Sen. John McCain's bid for a fifth term in the Senate.

McCain's campaign announced Wednesday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has endorsed the Arizona Senator.

"As we continue to face tough challenges both at home and abroad, America needs leaders like Senator John McCain in the United States Senate," said Bush. "John is a proven conservative leader committed to reducing taxes, fighting wasteful spending and keeping America safe."

McCain is facing a challenge on his right from former Arizona congressman and talk show host J.D. Hayworth.

Bush is the latest in a series of GOP stars to endorse McCain.

Former Massachusetts Sen. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are all backing McCain.


Filed under: 2010 • Arizona • John McCain
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Ray

    Used (John) and usless (Jeb), that should help you tons!

    March 10, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. vette gal

    Since we can't get the senate to pass term limits, it's up to us the voting public to put term limits in place by not voting for these career politicians after they've served 8 years. Arizona, please vote this career obstructionist politician out of office and put some new blood in Washington. Maybe we'll get lucky and actually get politicians that work for the people like they're supposed to.

    March 10, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  3. Obama the Arrogant Liar

    Why would Jeb endorse a democrap???

    March 10, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. Iamalyingcorruptliberalandobamaman

    Bush did it.

    March 10, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Rupugliban are Repugnant Taliban

    One idiot Repugliban endorsing another, THIS IS NEWS??????

    March 10, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. Reny

    Jeb Bush is coming out of hiding? I hope he dont run for anything. This country cant survive another Bush.

    March 10, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  7. Todd

    What more could you ask for? An endorsment from the bush syndicate is the gold standard.

    March 10, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. Ben in Texas

    Ain't politics funny? George W. Bush, through his henchman Rove, starts rumors about McCain fathering a child with a black woman in order to ensure McCain would lose the southern primaries in 2000. Then McCain becomes an ardent Bush supporter for 8 years, then loses again in 2008, and now gets an endorsement from the other Bush boy for his senatorial race, which he may very well lose. If I were McCain, I'd stay away from that Bush family.

    March 10, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. lulu

    A Bush endorsement is going to help him?
    Just wondering...

    March 10, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. Ken

    Oh boy! The progressive Republican will probably get to keep his job! So he and Lindsey Gram can continue to water down the Republican party.

    March 10, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  11. Splat!~

    You could have been president John, but you committed one of the biggest political blunders of all time in Sarah Palin!~

    March 10, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  12. mary

    give it up republicans. John McCain needs to go. He is too old. We need new blood in Washington.
    Maybe we can get some new ideas for our economy and jobs but these old guys have no clue what is going on around them.
    Didn't John say during campaign that he doesn't know much about economy? Remember how many homes he owns I'm sure he is not concerned about foreclosure.

    March 10, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  13. Mark L.

    Jeb Bush endorses McCain...LOL...Too Funny...{:o) Next thing you know Jeb Bush will run for President and all the IDIOTS that voted for his Father and Brother will worship the Holy Ground Jeb Bush walks on and probably vote for him too. Hey, why not in 2012? You think? Then by the time his 1st term in office is up, we should be back in the Great Depression II, not to mention, in war with Iran. Then we'll hear all of the Grand Ol' Plunderers (GOP) in support of billions of dollars wasted on another war, while the Democrats backlash and wonder whatever happened to the money they wanted to spend towards fixing the severely broken healthcare system in this country?

    March 10, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
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