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John McCain Announces Run for Re-Election to US Senate in 2016

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US Republican Senator John McCain announced that he will seek re-election to the Senate in 2016.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Republican Senator John McCain announced that he will seek re-election to the Senate in 2016 during an Arizona Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona.

"[W]ith a full heart, I ask Arizonans again for their support as I seek re-election to the Senate," McCain said on Tuesday.

"I’m as determined as ever to deserve your trust and as grateful as ever for the privilege. It is the honor of my life to serve you and our best hopes for our country and I intend to remain worthy of that honor,” he added.

“This secretive government-run bureaucracy promotes policies that have impacted the lives of all Americans,” Senator Rand Paul has said of the need to audit the Federal Reserve. “Citizens have the right to know why the Fed’s policies have resulted in a stagnant economy and record numbers of people dropping out of the workforce.” - Sputnik International
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McCain is seeking his sixth-term in the US Senate and will be 80-years-old by the 2016 election.

Leading up to his announcement, McCain sharply criticized US President Barack Obama's handling of US foreign policy and national security.

“Today, Arizonans and Americans are deeply worried about our nation’s security, as they look around and see a world on fire," McCain stated.

McCain criticized Obama’s policy of “leading from behind” as having replaced former President Ronald Reagan’s maxim of “peace through strength.”

“All across the world, our enemies are emboldened and our friends are demoralized," warned the Senator from Arizona, who is known as a hawkish conservative.

McCain is the Chairman the US Senate Armed Services Committee, and has been a strong proponent of US military activities around the world as well as a a vocal critic of Russia.

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