“[Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamOvernight Finance: Dems seek probe of acting SEC chief | Defense hawks say they won't back short-term funding | Senate seen as start point for Trump infrastructure plan | Dems want more money for IRS Overnight Defense: Pentagon considers more troops for Afghanistan | McCain, Graham won't back short-term funding | GOP defends Trump rules of engagement McCain and Graham: We won't back short-term government funding bill MORE (R-S.C.)], because every place I went with him campaigning north of the Mason-Dixon Line, I had to translate his remarks,” cracked McCain.

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Graham, who speaks with a distinctive Southern inflection, is a longtime friend of the 2008 GOP presidential candidate. The duo hit the campaign trail together this year for Richard Mourdock and Tommy Thompson in Indiana’s and Wisconsin’s Senate races. (Both Republicans lost.)

Graham’s office didn’t get back to us about McCain’s gibe.

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