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John McCain is 'seriously thinking' of running for 6th Senate term

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, following a closed-door meeting with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and President Barack Obama to discuss the situation with Syria. President Barack Obama, working to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, hosted the two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks for talks and directed his national security team to testify before Congress in a determined effort to sell his plan for limited missile strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Sen. John McCain's fifth term in the United States may not bring about the Arizona Republican's retirement as many have predicted. As it turns out, McCain is thinking about seeking reelection in 2016 when he will be 80 years old.

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McCain announced his potential plans Tuesday on KFYI-AM, a Phoenix talk-radio station.

"I'm seriously thinking about maybe giving another opportunity for you to vote for or against me in a few years from now," the 2008 GOP presidential nominee said. "I'm seriously giving that a lot of thought... I'm certainly getting a lot of encouragement from our business community who's overwhelmingly upset about what we did in shutting down the government because of what it did to their businesses and Arizona's economy."

Asked by KFYI host Barry Young to clarify if he was saying he might run again, McCain replied: "That would not be wrong."

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