All about John McCain.


  John McCain (Republican)   Birth: Aug. 29, 1936; Panama Canal Zone, Panama (then a U.S. territory)   Home city: Phoenix   Family: Married to Cindy Lou Hensley (May 17, 1980 - present), previously to Carol Shepp (1965-1980, divorced); children: Bridget, 1991 (adopted from Bangladesh, 1992); Jimmy, 1988; Jack, 1986; Meghan, 1984; Sidney, 1966; adopted sons from Carol's previous marriage: Andy, 1962, and Doug, 1959.   Religion: Episcopalian   Education: U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1958; National War College, 1974   Campaign Web site:   Read all about him: "Faith of My Fathers" (1999); "Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir" (2002); "Why Courage Matters" (2004); "Character Is Destiny" (2005).   Career: 1967-1973: McCain held prisoner by the North Vietnamese after his plane shot down. 1977-1981: Director at the Navy Senate Liaison Office. 1981-1982: Vice president of Hensley & Company, the Phoenix-area Anheuser-Busch distributor owned by his father-in-law. 1983-1987: U.S. representative from Arizona's 1st District. 1986: Won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Barry Goldwater. 1990s: Worked with Democrats, including John Kerry, on normalizing relations and increasing trade with Vietnam. They also looked into allegations that U.S. soldiers are still MIA in Vietnam; the allegations were later found false. March 9, 2000: Dropped out of the presidential race after Super Tuesday losses, and endorsed George W. Bush. 2002: Co-sponsored a campaign finance bill called the McCain-Feingold bill. It is passed in November 2002, affecting future campaign fundraising. 2004: The New York Times reported that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry asked McCain to be his vice-presidential running mate, and that McCain refused.   Sources:,,