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Could McCain Lose Again?

I have a new story up from Phoenix on the political future of John McCain.  He’s running for re-election in 2010, but he’s having to re-introduce himself as the senator from Arizona:

“Senator McCain, what do you make of Arizonans who think that for the last ten years you’ve been America’s senator, and not Arizona’s senator?”

That, from a local reporter here in Phoenix, was one of the opening questions last week when John McCain held his first press conference since losing the presidential race on November 4. McCain’s purpose was to announce that he will run for reelection in 2010 and to say, in effect, “Remember me? I’m your senator.” The reporter’s question was to remind McCain that a number of people in this state aren’t entirely happy about that.

Byron York is a former White House correspondent for National Review.

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