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Covering John McCain with Jeff Barker

August 29, 2018

What was it like to firsthand observe John McCain transform from a first-term U.S. Senator into a national political icon? Jeff Barker, a Baltimore Sun reporter who covered McCain from 1991-2000 while writing for the D.C. bureau of the Arizona Republic, talks about what he learned about the late senator – his combativeness, his humility, his personality – in the years leading up to the “Straight Talk Express.”

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