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Arizona GOP censures McCain for 'liberal' record

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  • Sen. John McCain speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

      Sen. John McCain speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Associated Press/Nov. 13, 2013

 
Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Republican Party has formally censured Sen. John McCain, citing a voting record that they say is insufficiently conservative.

State party spokesman Tim Sifert says the resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote Saturday during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe. The resolution needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate.

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Sifert says no further action is expected.

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers declined to comment on the censure.

According to the resolution, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate has campaigned as a conservative but has lent his support to issues such as immigration reform and to funding the law sometimes known as Obamacare.

Several Republican county committees recently censured McCain.

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