The McCain family of Teoc, Miss., is watching this year's election with particular interest, the Wall Street Journal reports. The African-American clan is descended from plantation slaves owned by the family of John McCain's great-great-grandfather. The white and black McCains meet for regular family reunions, although the senator himself has never attended.
The black McCains say they were raised to believe they were blood relatives of the white McCains, although the other family say they are unaware of a link. Racial enmity has long passed, the McCains say, but not all of them plan to vote McCain. “I am absolutely supporting Obama, and it’s not because he’s black," one McCain told the South Florida Times. "It’s because he is the best person at this time in our history."