McCain's GOP colleagues Shadegg, Flake pitch in on campaign run

MESA, Ariz. -- Two of John McCain's Republican Arizona colleagues made a brief appearance Saturday morning ahead of the Arizona senator's rally with Sarah Palin.

Reps. John Shadegg and Jeff Flake encouraged the crowd of mostly seniors at Dobson High School to vote out their Democratic colleagues so the GOP can repeal the healthcare reform bill.


"We may have lost one battle last Sunday night in Washington, but the next level of this fight occurs on Election Day in November and we're going to win that fight," said Shadegg, who's retiring at the end of his current term.

Shadegg's call for repeal drew a loud cheer from the crowd, but Flake warned there are other pieces of legislation to consider.

"It's not just the healthcare that we have to worry about. There are other big government policies waiting to come down the road," Flake said, citing the Employee Free Choice Act and the cap-and-trade bill.