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McCain Presses GOP Makeover to Broaden Reach

Friday, 02 Oct 2009 10:06 AM

By Alex Isenstadt, Politico

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Sen. John McCain is shaking off his humbling loss in last year's presidential election by working behind the scenes to reshape the Republican Party in his own center-right image.

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McCain is recruiting candidates, raising money, and hitting the campaign trail for them. He’s taken sides in competitive House, Senate, and gubernatorial primaries and introduced his preferred candidates to his top donors, according to Politico.

Those familiar with McCain’s thinking say his efforts stem from his concern about the Republican Party's direction.

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