Paul, Minnesota, despite his opposition to same-sex marriage. The amendment has strong support from social conservatives and would have reversed the decisions by Massachusetts, California and New Jersey to allow same-sex marriages. While McCain personally opposes same-sex marriage, he voted against the amendment because he believes the issues should be left to the states. He cares that I am an American. Yeah, except that at the much-heralded Saddleback forum, McCain stated in plain English that marriage is between a man and a woman. Was that just pandering to the evangelicals in the audience?
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Jerusalem Post World News. McCain chooses Palin as VP candidate Democratic presidential hopeful says Alaska governor is "exactly who this country needs. Republican presidential candidate John McCain stunned the US political establishment Friday and bolstered his image as a maverick by choosing the little-known female governor of Alaska as his running mate in the race again Democrat Barack Obama. Sarah Palin offers risks and rewards for McCain. The choice of a year-old, first-term governor to be his vice president could undermine one of McCain's main campaign themes: that Obama, a year-old first-term senator, is too inexperienced to become president. But Palin, whose nomination was announced Friday, could help McCain rally social conservatives, a core Republican constituency that has had an uneasy relationship with McCain. Palin has a strong anti-abortion record and opposes gay marriage.
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As the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in the election alongside Arizona Senator John McCain , she was the first Republican female vice presidential nominee and the second female vice presidential nominee of a major party , after Geraldine Ferraro in Palin was elected to the Wasilla city council in and became mayor of Wasilla in In , after an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor , she was appointed chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission , responsible for overseeing the state's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency. In , she became the youngest person and the first woman to be elected Governor of Alaska. Since her resignation as governor, she has endorsed and campaigned for the Tea Party movement as well as several candidates in multiple election cycles, prominently including Donald Trump for president in
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