John McCain Easily Wins in Arizona

A day after his 80th birthday, no less
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2016 3:03 AM CDT
A victorious Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(Newser) – A day after his 80th birthday, John McCain cruised to victory in Tuesday's Arizona primary against challenger Kelli Ward, who suggested he might die in office. McCain led Ward, 47—a Trump supporter and former state lawmaker—by double digits when the race was called, reports the Los Angeles Times, describing the race as unlike any other McCain has faced. Ward particularly stressed McCain's "tepid" support of Trump, seeking to drive a wedge between him and the GOP base. A recent poll shows McCain—seeking a sixth Senate term, per the Arizona Republic—13 points up on his Democratic challenger in the November election. (Read more John McCain stories.)

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