The Mac’s Senate Comeback

Posted November 7, 2008 at 9:31am

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), fresh off his unsuccessful bid for the presidency, will be back in the Senate for the lame-duck session later this month, a McCain spokesman said.

The spokesman released no further details. McCain has been a rare face in the Senate over the last two years, having spent much of that period campaigning for president. The veteran GOP Senator’s White House quest ended Tuesday when voters elected Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) as the 44th president.

It remains unclear whether Obama also plans to participate in the post-election session, which begins Nov. 17. Lawmakers plan to spend the week considering an economic stimulus package and a public lands bill.