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Cindy McCain Predicts 'New Republican Party' Post-Election

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Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain has been a vocal supporter of former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election. In an interview with The 19th, a nonprofit news organization based in Texas, she could not say with any certainty that Arizona as a whole would support the Democrat. But she did predict a change in her party whatever the result may be, due in part to younger, more moderate voters becoming more active. 

McCain told The 19th she feels left behind by her party under President Donald Trump. She predicted the GOP would move back to the center after this election, though — and again make room for more moderate Republican women like her.

“It’s left so many of us behind. And as a Republican - I want to remain a Republican," she said during the live Q&A. "But I believe the pendulum is going to swing back, and we’ll see a new Republican Party down the line. At least, I hope so.”

McCain has endorsed Biden — a moderate Democrat and close friend of her late husband, Sen. John McCain — despite her party preference; she said she is still a registered Republican and intends to stay that way.

She said women want and deserve a president who puts country over party, like the late Sen. McCain did, and who tells them the truth — even if they don’t like it.

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Katie Campbell is a senior producer for The Show.She is a native Floridian and graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism before trading the humidity for a dry heat.Katie worked for WUFT News, the NPR and PBS affiliate housed at the college, where she reported on breaking news and elections. That experience led her to Arizona in 2015 to report for the News21 investigation “America’s Weed Rush.” She traveled from the New England region to Hawaii to reveal what worked — and what didn’t — in states’ medical marijuana programs, and hosted News21’s first podcast, “Cultivating Conversation.”She later covered courts and politics in Pinal County, exposing the misuse of asset forfeiture funds by elected officials, then kept watch over the state House of Representatives for the Arizona Capitol Times, covering everything from a statewide teacher walkout to the departure of two state representatives amid scandal.