Age: 71

PERSONAL

Married to Cindy McCain, father of seven children — Doug, Andy and
Sidney with first wife, Carol, and Meghan, Jack, Jimmy and Bridget
with second wife, Cindy

EDUCATION

United States Navel Academy, 1958

EXPERIENCE
Served 22 years in military (and was a POW from 1967-1973). Awarded
the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and
Distinguished Flying Cross for his military service

Elected to the U.S. Congress (R-Ariz) in 1982

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 (serving fourth term)

QUOTE
“I’m not running for president to be somebody, but to do something;
to do the hard but necessary things not the easy and needless things.
I’m running for president to protect our country from harm and defeat
its enemies. I’m running for president to make the government do its
job, not your job; to do it with less and to do it better.”

Key Issues

The Iraq War: McCain’s “No Surrender” stance urges an
increase of American troops deployed to Iraq. He believes that the
United States can win the war in Iraq, and that success will come on
the heels of stabilizing the Iraqi government.

Abortion: McCain is adamantly opposed to abortion in
all circumstances and believes that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned.
He believes that faith-based community services are needs to help
pregnant mothers in need, and he promotes adoption, having himself
adopted a daughter from Bangladesh.

Gay marriage: McCain believes that marriage should be
defined as a union between a man and a woman. He says that the
Founding Fathers intended for families to be the core of our national
foundation, and that to allow homosexual marriage would compromise
the strength of the American family, and, therefore, America.

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