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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 11:42 PM
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McCain flips flop to get elected.
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Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 12:40 AM by L. Coyote
One of John McCain's former homes was in foreclosure this year!
It also has a unique political history, purchased by Daddy so Cindy's husband could run for Congress. :rofl:

Tempe homeowners own piece of McCain history
Mike Branom, Tribune - - August 21, 2008 - 7:11 PM

... Collins and Jeff Grillion, young mortgage consultants, said McCain's residency never came up before they closed on the foreclosed two-story house in April. .....

A warranty deed from 1987 shows the home being sold by Eagle Enterprises, whose general partner is listed as James W. Hensley - McCain's father-in-law.

How McCain came to live at 921 E. Lamplighter Lane and how he left are both interesting footnotes in his political career.

According to biographer Robert Timberg, in early 1982 McCain needed an East Valley residence, and quickly. Republican Rep. John Rhodes was stepping down from a long career in Washington, and McCain wanted that seat.

But McCain lived in Phoenix, outside the boundaries of what was then the 1st Congressional District. So wife Cindy went to work.

As Timberg states in his book, "John McCain: An American Odyssey," on the very day of Rhodes' news conference announcing his retirement, Cindy bought the Lamplighter house. ..........
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