Republican Party Officially Nominates McCain

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has been formally nominated by the Republican Party as their Presidential candidate to stand in the November general election against Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL). McCain has been the presumptive nominee since securing a majority of pledged party convention delegates in March, but the delegates to the Republican National Convention have now made McCain’s nomination official.

Senator McCain is joined on the Republican ticket by Vice Presidential nominee Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK), who McCain announced as his running mate last Friday.

Palin is only the second woman on a major-party national ticket, following Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. If McCain is elected, Palin would become the first female Vice President (and, in the event of McCain’s death, resignation, or removal from office, would become the first female President).

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