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Michiganders Remember Senator John McCain

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Michigan politicians from both sides of the aisle remembered US Senator John McCain, who passed away after a long fight with cancer on Saturday.

From US Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan)

John McCain was a true American hero. He served our country bravely on the battlefield and in public service. His independent spirit and his dedication to doing what is right will be greatly missed. My prayers are with Cindy and the McCain family during this very difficult time.

From US Sen. Gary Peters (D-Michigan)

John McCain was an American hero, a dedicated public servant and a true statesman. John’s love for America and our ideals were present in everything he did. His passing is an incredible loss for the U.S. Senate & the entire nation. My thoughts are with Cindy & the McCain family.

From Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Michigan)

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Gov. Rick Snyder's message on passing of US Sen. John McCain.

From Attorney General/Gov. Candidate Bill Schuette (R-Michigan)

John McCain was an outstanding leader and a patriot. An example of heroism and courage and service for every American.

From Gov. Candidate Gretchen Whitmer (D-Michigan)

Very sad to hear of the passing of Senator John McCain. He was a good man who devoted his entire life to serving the nation, and we are forever grateful for his service.

From US Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Michigan) 8th Congressional District 

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John McCain - a true public servant and American hero, may his service to our nation never be forgotten.

From US Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Michigan) 5th Congressional District

With strength and humility, John McCain showed us all what it means to be a true public servant. For generations to come, he will be a role model for others who seek to live a principled and courageous life.

From Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R-Michigan)

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Tweet from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on the passing of US Sen. John McCain.

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