The "maverick" Republican twice sought the presidency and served in the Senate for more than three decades after surviving brutal captivity during the Vietnam War.
Threaded here is his story. wapo.st/2P5wfM2
For more than five years, McCain is tortured in a POW prison dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton." wapo.st/2P5wfM2
In the general election, McCain campaigns against a charismatic Illinois Democrat, then-Sen. Barack Obama. wapo.st/2P5wfM2
He runs his Senate reelection campaign as a more conventional Republican, eroding his reputation as a maverick. wapo.st/2P5wfM2