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Republican candidate Rick Perry invokes Alamo in Aiken appearance

...start falling out," Dawson said. "We've got to hang on through the CNN debate (Sept. 16). We've watched John McCain (in 2008) fall all the way down to nothing like we did financially and come back. We just keep working. If anyone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-08-28/republican-can
Conspicuous by his absence

...same man who characterized Mexican illegal immigrants as rapists; said 2008 Republican nominee and former POW Sen. John McCain "was not a war hero;" and gave out the personal phone number of a campaign-trail rival, Sen. Lindsey Graham...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-11/conspicuous-his-absen
Beyond disgraceful

...shouldn't be crossed. And Donald Trump crossed it in Iowa over the weekend when he denigrated the war record of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz."He's not a war hero," Trump said in response to a question about McCain, who has been critical of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-20/beyond-disgraceful
What Trump taps into

...commentators George Will and Charles Krauthammer as "losers;" and even insinuated that the five torturous years Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., spent in a Vietnamese POW camp ("I like people that weren't captured, O.K.?") doesn't qualify...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-25/what-trump-taps
Rants & Raves

...Orange twice and recently died from cancer caused by Agent Orange. For over 40 years, he said the exact thing about John McCain that Donald Trump said. RAVE FOR JOHNNY McDonald. He is a very honorable man and should be compensated for reporting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-07/rants-raves
With first debate, GOP looks to narrow vast candidate field

...Republicans fear his talent for outlandish comments - whether about Mexican immigrants or the war record of Arizona Sen. John McCain - will taint the public's view of the party as a whole."A problem-solver that isn't a career politician is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-06/first-debate-gop-looks-narrow-v
'Times' sets speed trap

...published a hit job on Republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2008 ? dignifying unfounded rumors that the Vietnam...mere memory of a faint scent of a whiff of a rumor that John McCain might have done something is big news?If we're going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-12/times-sets-speed-trap
Army announces troop cuts, says they could expand

...through attrition and forced retirement of officers rather than layoffs or other forms of forced departures.Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who heads the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the cuts make no sense."Any conceivable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-09/army-announces-troop-cuts-says-they
Huckabee stumps for GOP nomination, presidency and votes in Aiken

...to spend more time in South Carolina this time around than he did in 2008 when he lost the state's primary to Sen. John McCain by a few percentage points (29.9 percent to 33.2 percent according to election data from The New York Times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-07/huckabee-stumps-gop-nomi
We need John McCain on that wall

...On the one hand, you've got John McCain -- a war hero, vastly experienced...and readily accepted it! -- John McCain didn't accept defeat. Almost...it's not even a close question. John McCain has the experience. He has one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/02/edi_481864.shtml
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