Former Texas Senator Joins Team McCain
Gramm To Serve As General Co-Chair
ARLINGTON, VA - U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm will support the Arizona Senator's presidential candidacy and serve as a general co-chair of the campaign. Gramm joins former Rep. Tom Loeffler as a general co-chairman.
As general co-chair, Gramm will advise and assist on all aspects of the campaign including policy, fundraising, campaign management and strategy.
Phil Gramm served the state of Texas in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives for over 20 years. Elected to his first term to the House of Representatives in 1978 as a Democrat, Gramm resigned to run for the seat as a Republican and became the first Republican elected in his district since its creation. In 1984, Gramm was elected to the Senate.
Gramm spoke to the importance of Senator McCain's steadfast leadership. "Our country is at an important crossroads and John McCain is the leader we need now. His life experience and proven record make him the one candidate that we can count on to face up to the tough issues that have been swept under the rug for too long," said Gramm. "He will veto wasteful spending bills, make the tax cuts permanent, and do what needs to be done to keep our economy strong. John McCain is also uniquely qualified to lead America in the war on terrorism."
Senator John McCain praised Gramm's remarkable record as a public servant and expressed appreciation for his support. "Phil is a principled conservative committed to real reform in government," said Senator McCain. "His active participation in my campaign makes a strong statement about our intention to reduce spending and make the tax cuts permanent."