John Sidney McCain III is an American politician and veteran. He is the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona, and was a presidential candidate in the 2000 election, but was defeated in the Republican primary by current President George W. Bush.
In 1997, “Time” named McCain as one of the “25 Most Influential People in America”. His best-selling family memoir, “Faith of My Fathers”, helped propel his presidential run. His voting record during the 107th Congress, from January 2001 through November 2002, placed him as the 6th most liberal Republican senator.