Just two weeks after losing his campaign for the presidency, Arizona Senator John McCain is setting up a political action committee to begin raising money for his re-election in 2010, the AP reports, citing unnamed sources. During the campaign, McCain's future was much discussed and many political observers wondered whether he would stay in the Senate or retire from the political scene.
There has been speculation that Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (D) might be interested in running for the Senate in a state that is trending more Democratic. McCain ended up winning his home state comfortably but it was close enough heading into Election Day that Democratic nominee Barack Obama ran ads there. An early decision by McCain on his 2010 race might help fend off potential opponents.