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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. acknowledges the crowd for their standing ovation as McCain formally announces his candidacy for re
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. acknowledges the crowd for their standing ovation as McCain formally announces his candidacy for re-election in 2016 at an Arizona Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Phoenix. McCain announced Tuesday that he will run for re-election in 2016, making official a move that has been widely expected for the Republican as he looks to extend his nearly three-decade career in the Senate. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sen. John McCain has an explanation for Obama administration appointees whose confirmation votes are languishing in the GOP-led Senate: It’s payback for Democrats using the so-called nuclear option to push through scores of nominations in the previous Congress.

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