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The Midterms: the politics and people driving the 2010 elections



mccain.jpgSt. Petersburg Times reporter Alex Leary is writing occasional stories exploring the policy, the politics and the people driving the 2010 elections. His most recent story looks at Sen. John McCain's fight for re-election.

Who is the real John McCain?

The 2008 Republican presidential nominee is facing his toughest re-election battle in years and has responded with a harder conservative persona, talking tough about border security and government spending at every town hall he conducts, Leary writes. Earlier this year McCain bizarrely declared, "I never considered myself a maverick," though he long ago acquired the label — and reveled in it — for a willingness to work with Democrats on immigration and campaign finance reform, and to challenge his party, a rebellious fighter pilot turned politician.

Read the full story on McCain and see Leary's previous coverage on the Midterms:

The tea party roared and the nation noticed; now what?

In year of anti-incumbency, Pennsylvania's Specter fights to survive

Health care reform votes might make Democrats vulnerable in midterm elections


[Last modified: Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:47pm]


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