Wednesday, November 15, 2006

McCain Jumps In The Race

According to Marc Ambinder, John McCain will announce the formation of a presidential exploratory committee tomorrow morning. McCain's website,, will stream a live speech on the future of the GOP. In an e-mail to supporters, McCain wrote "Over the past year, I have traveled the country campaigning with candidates running for local, state, and federal office and I've been constantly proud to stand with Republican candidates in supporting a secure homeland, fiscal responsibility, ethics in government, and common sense conservative principles. With the formation of John McCain 2008 - The Exploratory Committee, I will continue my conversation with the American people over the direction of the Republican Party and the future of our country." McCain joins Rudy and Tommy Thompson, as the only Republicans who have entered the presidential race. Expect Romney, and others, to announce the formation of his exploratory committee after Turkey Day. If they annouce now, it will look like that they are simply trying to play catch-up with Rudy and McCain.

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