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Sen. John McCain pays tribute to Departing Sen. Tom Coburn

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, paid tribute Wednesday afternoon to departing Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, in a speech on the Senate floor.

Coburn and McCain worked closely together on several issues, including the elimination of pork barrel projects. Coburn made several campaign appearances for McCain in 2008, when McCain was the Republican presidential nominee.

Coburn, who is resigning at the end of the congressional session, is scheduled to give his farewell speech Thursday morning.




Chris Casteel

Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. Casteel covered the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City. From 1990 through 2016, he was the... Read more ›