Warner backs McCain

Today the soon-to-be-retired John Warner (R) formally endorsed his longtime Senate colleague John McCain in his bid to become the next President of the United States. Warner will be McCain's official campaign co-chair for Virginia. Citing a friendship dating to 1973, when Warner was Secretary of the Navy and McCain a Navy captain returning from nearly six years in a Vietnam prison camp, Warner said of the Arizonan in a press release, "John has a strong and unwavering commitment to the principles that he has so clearly put forward in this campaign. He is a proven leader." Both the Virginia Democratic and Republican presidential primaries happen on February 12. Any registered voter can vote in either primary, just not in both. [file photo]