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John McCain’s First Run for the White House

Clip: Season 36 Episode 8 | 8m 31s

During McCain’s first run for the presidency in 1999, he styled himself as a political maverick, riding a campaign bus dubbed the “Straight Talk Express.”

Aired: 03/27/18

Rating: NR

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