John McCain

Sen. McCain Says He and Other Supporters of Immigration Reform are 'Not Winning'

Wants to increase efforts to get House to pass immigration bill

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(Reuters)—Senator John McCain said on Thursday that he and other backers of immigration reform "are not winning," and must boost efforts to get the House of Representatives to pass such a bill.

McCain said proponents—who include businesses, churches and labor—will wage an aggressive campaign in selective congressional districts next month to make the case for a comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigration laws.

"Here is a fact: We are not winning," the Arizona Republican told reporters. "So we have to wage a campaign. That doesn't mean a negative campaign. It means a positive campaign."