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Remembering McCain: Personal Stories From CQ Roll Call Journalists
Political Theater Podcast, Episode 34

Sen. John McCain speaks with Roll Call senior reporter Niels Lesniewski. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. John McCain had countless interactions with members of the press during a career on Capitol Hill that spanned more than three decades. CQ's Patrick Pexton and Megan Scully along with Roll Call's Niels Lesniewski share personal anecdotes that reveal a more personal side to the late Arizona senator.

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What You Should Know About Sen. John McCain
Legacy includes accomplishments as a lawmaker and combat veteran

Sen. John McCain at the south rim of the Grand Canyon in July 2016. Roll Call followed McCain as he sat out the Republican National Convention to focus on his re-election campaign. (Daniel A. Anderson/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. John McCain’s legacy was far-reaching. The Arizona Republican was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, a POW, a longtime senator with an independent streak who inspired, and sometimes aggravated, colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and a presidential candidate.

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