March 10th, 2010
01:40 PM ET
10 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. Chris - Denver

    Well past time for McCain to retire.

    March 10, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  2. Fooled Again

    McCain is no Conservative. He loves the Patriot Act, Amnesty, Bailouts, TARP 1 and TARP 2., NAFTA, CAFTA

    It's going to take years to undo the damage he's done, so let's hurry up and vote him out

    March 10, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. TOTUS 4 PRESIDENT

    RINOS stick together.

    March 10, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. The Calabash Kid

    John McCain is not very smart. He is a Conservative and is therefore almost always wrong. But he does have intellectual integrity. I think he actually believes what he says, unlike almost all of his Republican colleagues. He came out of the Goldwater school of Conservatism, which had some integrity.

    Other branches of Conservatism, which have absolutely no integrity and cannot distinguish between lies and truth are:
    1. The Southern Segregationist Branch
    2. The Libertarian Lunatic Branch
    3. The Corporatist Crush The Middle Class Branch
    4. The Fundamentalist I Hate Sex Branch

    March 10, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Tam

    Birds of a feather... these intellectual giants....

    March 10, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    John McSongbird needs to be voted out. He doesn't have a clue what he's doing any longer. Needs to reminded to fart.

    March 10, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  7. Concerned member of the New America

    It only makes sense that another Bush would back John Mccain for his reelection bid.

    Don't forget though, Mccain is the person who pushed forward the change in political contributions that was eventually approved by the Supreme Court to allow unlimited campaign contributions, including from Foreign Corporations.

    I appreciate that John was a prisoner of war, (who by the way, spilled his guts to the enemy), but this doesn't give him a free ticket to help sell our political system within corporate america, or to foreign corporations.

    A clear message by the people of Arizona would be to oust the incumbent, and let the rest of these old cronies know that business as usual in Washington, and statewide is over, and that their JOB is to protect and fight for the American people.

    We the people starts the consitution, not WE THE CORPORATE entity.

    Vote for the opposition, and send a clear message, that it's time to change the norm.

    March 10, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  8. Change In America

    McCain will lose he is the weakest link..

    See you in the unemplyment line

    March 10, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    It only makes sense that another Bush would back John Mccain for his reelection bid.

    Don't forget though, Mccain is the person who pushed forward the change in political contributions that was eventually approved by the Supreme Court to allow unlimited campaign contributions, including from Foreign Corporations.

    I appreciate that John was a prisoner of war, (who by the way, spilled his guts to the enemy), but this doesn't give him a free ticket to help sell our political system within corporate america, or to foreign corporations.

    A clear message by the people of Arizona would be to oust the incumbent, and let the rest of these old cronies know that business as usual in Washington, and statewide is over, and that their JOB is to protect and fight for the American people.

    We the people starts the consitution, not WE THE CORPORATE entity.

    Vote for the opposition, and send a clear message, that it's time to change the norm.

    March 10, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  10. BB

    Who cares....their both losers.
    McCain is part of the repugs that brought the U.S to the brink
    of financial disaster.....and now he says "NO" to everything that must be fixed....wasn't he also part of the Savings and Loan scam back in the 80's? This man changes with whichever way the wind blows,
    he needs to go! Vote for a Democratic option.
    And Bush???......that pretty much says it all...don't you think? BUSH???? Nah....both of you...GO GET LOST!!!

    March 10, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  11. john in binghamton NY

    Can we find someone older and more grumpy?

    March 10, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  12. Brian

    Does he really want an endorsement from anyone named Bush?

    March 10, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  13. jeff jackson, alabama

    Jeb Bush has a short memory. After the things
    McCain said about George W., Jeb shouldn't
    give him the time of day.

    March 10, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. LacrosseMom

    Although I voted for President Obama, once upon a time back in 2000 we donated to McCain's presidential campaign. We are registered Independents, at our house.

    To watch Hayworth attempting to take down McCain is awful. McCain is not perfect, but Hayworth is ....... scary.

    March 10, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  15. Lynn

    What's happened with "Throw the Bums Out" being espoused by the GOP. The Tea Parties chant, vote them all out, every encumbant. So why does McCain feel insulated from the rest of the pack? Superiority complex would be a good explanation.

    March 10, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  16. Ken in NC

    If so many people in that state like McCain, maybe they should keep him in Arizona. He will not be missed in Washington. To many old fools in the Senate now trying to cling to the ideas and ways of the 1950's and 60's. The world is moving on and these old fools are doing like they tried to do in Russia and cling to the old ways of the past and that nation, Russia, has been in disarray since. Get those old cooters out of the Senate and put in some fresh young ideas.

    March 10, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  17. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Jeb Bush endorses John McCain... YAWN...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    March 10, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  18. JA/TN

    with all due respect, people need to learn how to step away form careers at a certain age, go start an orphanage , garden or something else, due to the high unemployment level, the filthy rich shold be requred to leave public service at sixty-five, in a word go home McCain

    March 10, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  19. SC-Pub "no" more

    How are you "centrist folks" enjoy his "mavrickness" now. Suddenly, with the birth of t-partiers, he has become the new voice of the extreme right. Go for it old man mavrick!

    March 10, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  20. Gary

    Endorsed by another Bush, a kiss of death

    March 10, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  21. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    What a surprise... the same old boy network all sticks together....

    March 10, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  22. If it walks like a duck.....

    Oh whoopeeeee. McCain is endorsed by former governor Bush and half governor Palin. Gosh, what an impressive line up.

    March 10, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  23. Gar

    Jeb Bush should run for President. As bad a Bush was, Obama appears to be worse. So Jeb is clearly better than George Bush who appears to be more competent than President Obama....therefore Jeb would be at least 2 steps up for the country!

    March 10, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  24. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Bad idea. I hope he loses now for bringing that jerk that stole the 2000 election back into the limelight.

    March 10, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  25. People Not Corporations Comprise This Country

    In other words .... Yada, yada, yada .....

    March 10, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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