PHOENIX — Entering the 2016 election, U.S. Sen. John McCain had held his seat in office for 20 years.
And he’ll be there another six.
“To my supporters, those who have stood with me in all my campaigns and those who did so for the first time in this campaign, all Arizonans who gave me their encouragement, their trust, their efforts, and their most powerful civic possession, their vote, so that I would have another opportunity to be the best Senator I can be for you: thank you, thank you, thank you,” he said in victory speech.
The Republican won the election over challenger U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Tuesday.
“I want to thank too, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, for running a spirited and honorable campaign,” McCain said. “This office is worth a good fight, and she sure gave me one. I commend her, and wish her well.”
The announcement of his victory over the Democrat isn’t a surprise, as recent polls have shown for months that he was leading the race almost every step of the way.
Now that McCain has won and based off the debate in October, people should know what to expect from him. He’s going to try for more secure borders, give suggestions on how to fix Obamacare, and push to send troops to Raqqa, Syria to seize it from ISIS control, among other things.
McCain painted the picture of exactly what he wanted to do in the next six years, regardless of who won the presidency, as he had pulled his support of Donald Trump three days before the clash with Kirkpatrick.