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


(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."