DeWine to Lead Team McCain in Ohio

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCainís presidential exploratory committee today announced that former Senator Mike DeWine will serve as chair of the Arizona Senatorís exploratory committee in Ohio.

Senator Mike DeWine served in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. Prior to serving in Congress, DeWine served Ohio as a county prosecutor, state senator, four-term congressman, and lieutenant governor.

"As a close friend and former colleague of Johnís, I can attest to his dedication and devotion to conservative values and the protection of our homeland," said DeWine. "Senator McCain is an American hero who will lead our nation with strength."

Senator John McCain stated that he was honored to have the support of Senator Mike DeWine. "Senator DeWine has been an instrumental voice in giving law enforcement the tools necessary to keep our country safe," said Senator McCain. "Mike is one of my dearest friends and his experience will help us build a grassroots organization that will communicate our shared values."