In a radio interview from this week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that he is seriously considering running for reelection.
“I’m seriously thinking about maybe giving another opportunity for you to vote for or against me in a few years from now. I’m seriously giving that a lot of thought.” The revelation from the 2008 Republican Presidential nominee came earlier this week in an interview with a Phoenix radio station.
In September, McCain said he and President Obama would likely finish their terms together in 2016. The one-time rivals have grown closer as the years have progressed and as the extreme elements in the GOP have become more entrenched.
“The president and I — he’s in his last term, I’m probably in mine, the relationship we have had over the past three years is quite good,” McCain said.
If McCain decides to run, he will be 80 at the time of the election. This would make him one of the oldest people to ever run for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Time will tell if McCain decides to make what would likely be his last run for office. If he decides not to run, it would open the seat for the first time since his 1986 election to the upper chamber.
Listen to McCain’s interview on KFYI-AM in the audio below: