John McCain Announces Re-Election Bid

Sen. John McCain announced Tuesday that he will run for re-election in 2016, as he looks to extend his nearly three-decade career in the Senate. McCain described his plans to run before an Arizona Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix. He will likely face a challenge from the right amid tea party dissatisfaction over his record.

The Republican Party is currently divided between pro-business and conservative factions, and McCain’s announcement location put him in friendly territory as he begins the race.

Jim Ryan was also at other big GOP announcement on Tuesday, the Rand Paul presidential launch in Louisville, and can talk about that as well.

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