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Maverick man

"Maverick man" Continued...

Issue: "Not angry anymore," Dec. 1, 2007

At a New Hampshire campaign event in September, Lynn Savage, the fallen soldier's mother, asked McCain to wear the bracelet in honor of her son.

"All I can tell you is I will wear this bracelet for as long as it is able to be worn," said McCain, fighting back tears. "I will also do everything in my power, everything, at the risk of anything in my future, to ensure that your son's sacrifice was not in vain."

Savage called McCain's response "wonderful" and added: "I'm a die-hard Democrat, but I think I just changed my mind."

Jamie Dean
Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the national political beat and other topics as news editor for WORLD. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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