NEW YORK, April 23, 2007 — Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will be a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Tuesday, April 24 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT). This appearance will mark the Senator’s ninth time on the show, more than any other guest, and will come the night before he officially announces that he is running for President of the United States.
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After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1958, John McCain began his 22-year career as a Naval aviator, retiring in 1981 from his then post as the naval liaison to the United States Senate. In 1982, McCain was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona where he served two terms before his election to the United States Senate in 1986, where he is currently the senior senator from Arizona. In 2000, Senator McCain ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. He is currently the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. He also serves on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. On April 25, Senator McCain plans to officially announce that he will be running for president (www.johnmccain.com).
As part of “The Daily Show’s” ongoing “Indecision 2008” coverage of the next presidential election, the show has already featured appearances by Democratic candidates Senators Joe Biden and Chris Dodd as well as New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack.
Other politicians who have appeared on “The Daily Show” include former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Al Gore, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Joseph Lieberman, Bob Kerrey, Charles Schumer, Norm Coleman, Arlen Specter, Ted Kennedy, Trent Lott, Rick Santorum, Russ Feingold, Barbara Boxer, Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator John Edwards, who announced his intention to run for the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination during an appearance on the show on September 15, 2003. In addition, General Pervez Musharraf, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was Stewart’s guest on September 26, 2006, marking the first time a sitting head of state had appeared on the show.
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