John McCain

Ohio, local leaders react to news Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

The news that Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, has brain cancer drew reaction from across the country and in Ohio.

Here’s what some local and Ohio leaders had to say:

Congressman Mike Turner, R-Dayton

“I have had the privilege of working and traveling overseas with Senator John McCain to strengthen our Armed Forces. He has not only been a hero for our country but also a mentor to me. I have no doubt that Senator McCain will tackle this diagnosis with his decided courage and strength. My thoughts and prayers are with the Senator and his family.”


Ohio Gov. John Kasich

“If there is anyone who knows how to fight against the challenges life throws at us, it’s Senator John McCain. Prayers for a speedy recovery.”

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio

“John has more fight in him than anyone I know, and I look forward to having him back in the Senatr soon.”

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