McCain Is in Re-election Battle to Win

Aides say McCain isn't going to drop out of his race.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Conservative rabble-rousers who think they can scare Sen. John McCain—whom they consider too moderate—into quitting his re-election bid had better back off. Aides say he's running to win, despite polls showing him in a tossup with an undeclared GOP candidate. Spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan slaps down talk that the ex-fighter jock might run from a race: "Anyone who even hints at the notion must be living in a cave."

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