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** FILE ** This Oct. 13, 2011, photo shows Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain is recommending that a special committee searching for ways to slash the deficit consider some of President Barack Obama’s proposed changes to health and retirement benefits for the military. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, speaks to reporters during a visit to Tripoli, Libya, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany)

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Army Gen. Martin Dempsey is welcomed by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, before testifying Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "It's important that we place everything on the table, so that we can maintain balance at whatever level [of cuts] we end up at," he said of impending defense budge cuts. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sen. Carl Levin (right), Michigan Democrat, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, confer before talking to the media about the Chinese government's failure to cooperate in an ongoing Senate Armed Services Committee investigation into counterfeit parts in the Department of Defense's supply chain, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Sen. John McCain (Associated Press)

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A convoy takes Sen. John McCain from the Tebisty Hotel in Benghazi, Libya, on Friday before meeting with rebel leaders. Mr. McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the United States and other nations should recognize the opposition's political leadership as the "legitimate voice of the Libyan people." (Associated Press)

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Sen. John McCain (Associated Press)

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Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican

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REACHING OUT: Sens. John McCain and Joseph I. Lieberman discuss plans for Libya at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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On CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Sen. John McCain said, "We need to have a vote on" repeal of the health care law. (Associated Press)

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., center, flanked by the the committee's ranking Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, during the committee's hearing on the military Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, walks on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, as committee staff members are receiving a briefing on the Armed Services Don't Ask Don't Tell survey. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Sen. John McCain (center) leads a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday prior to the Senate vote on the defense authorization bill. From left: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. John Thune and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl.

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Sen. Mark Pryor and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrats, joined with Republicans in the filibuster, which led Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, to declare the filibuster effort bipartisan.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Sen. John McCain (center) leads a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday prior to the Senate vote on the defense authorization bill. From left: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. John Thune and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl.

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Sen. Mark Pryor and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Democrats, joined with Republicans in the filibuster, which led Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, to declare the filibuster effort bipartisan.

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US Marines Gen. James F. Amos , left, shakes hands with the Senate Armed Services Committee ranking Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, prior to testifying before the committee's hearing on his nomination for reappointment to the grade of general and the be Commandant of the Marine Corps. Committee members, from left are, Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and McCain. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., left, and the committee's ranking Republican Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, listen as US Marines Gen. James F. Amos, back to camera, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, before the committee's hearing on Amos' reappointment to the grade of general and the be Commandant of the Marine Corps. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican

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Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth has not publicly come out for Sen. John McCain after falling short in his challenge in the Senate primary in Arizona. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPH