by Jim Nintzel
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is facing perhaps the toughest reelection race of his career, will skip the Republican presidential nominating convention in Cleveland in July.Team Kirkpatrick spokesman D.B. Mitchell doesn't miss the chance to once again link McCain to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz:
McCain says he will be focusing instead on his own race against Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick. He also has to worry about a late primary, which is scheduled for Aug. 30.
“I have to campaign for reelection, and I have always done that when I’m up,” he said. “We have a late primary in Arizona.”
Ann Kirkpatrick has John McCain in the toughest reelection fight of his career, and all McCain really did today was reiterate that he would still support a ‘dangerous’ Donald Trump or ‘wacko bird’ Ted Cruz for president. Arizona voters see right through McCain now after 33 years in Washington, and hiding from the convention for the first time in three decades won’t change that.CNN has a retrospective of McCain's many speeches at the GOP convention.