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The namesake of two Navy admirals, John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936. He served in Vietnam and was shot down during air mission resulting in nearly half a decade of incarceration in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" in North Vietnam. McCain won his first race for a seat in Congress from Arizona in 1982 and was elected to the Senate four years later. In the 1990s, McCain became an outspoken supporter of campaign-finance reform, sponsoring controversial legislation which banned so-called soft money from politics. In the Senate, he has developed a maverick reputation. It was that image, and an easy, affable way with the press, that led McCain to a compelling, but ultimately unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination in 2000. McCain's second bid comes late in life; the senator will be 72 by Election Day 2008, the oldest person ever elected to a first term as president.
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StateVotesVote %DelegatesPrecincts ReportingRace Status
Thursday, January 3
IA15,53613%0100%
Saturday, January 5
WY00%0100%
Tuesday, January 8
NH88,71337%7100%Winner
Tuesday, January 15
MI257,98530%18100%
Saturday, January 19
NV5,65013%7100%
SC147,68633%19100%Winner
Tuesday, January 29
FL701,76136%57100%Winner
Saturday, February 2
ME1,18922%0100%
Tuesday, February 5
AL206,87037%19100%
AK1,80415%3100%
AZ255,19747%53100%Winner
AR46,34320%1100%
CA1,238,98842%158100%Winner
CO12,91818%1100%
CT78,83652%27100%Winner
DE22,62845%18100%Winner
GA304,75132%12100%
IL426,77747%65100%Winner
MA204,77941%18100%
MN13,82622%0100%
MO194,05333%58100%Winner
MT35822%0100%
NJ313,45955%52100%Winner
NY333,00152%101100%Winner
ND2,17823%5100%
OK122,77237%32100%Winner
TN176,09132%20100%
UT15,9315%0100%
WV121%0100%
Saturday, February 9
KS4,58724%0100%
LA67,55142%35100%
WC3,22825%0100%Winner
Tuesday, February 12
DC4,19868%19100%Winner
MD176,04655%37100%Winner
VA244,82950%60100%Winner
Tuesday, February 19
WI224,75555%34100%Winner
Saturday, February 23
AS9100%9100%Winner
RM10591%9100%Winner
Sunday, February 24
PC18891%23100%Winner
Tuesday, March 4
OH656,68760%85100%Winner
RI17,48065%13100%Winner
TX697,76751%121100%Winner
VT28,41772%17100%Winner
Saturday, March 8
GU9100%9100%Winner
Tuesday, March 11
MS114,82879%36100%Winner
Tuesday, April 22
PA595,17573%0100%
Tuesday, May 6
IN320,30877%0100%
NC383,08574%0100%
Tuesday, May 13
NE118,87687%0100%
Tuesday, May 20
KY142,91872%0100%
OR285,88185%0100%
Tuesday, May 27
ID87,46070%0100%
Tuesday, June 3
NM95,37886%0100%
SD42,78870%0100%
This report includes information from the Associated Press which may not be rewritten or retransmitted for commercial purposes without permission from the AP. The National Election Pool entrance or exit poll was conducted by Edison/Mitofsky.