THE MAC'S POINTMAN
Colonel Jack Jackson -- former candidate for State Auditor and briefly, Lieutenant Governor -- will serve as John McCain's campaign co-chair in Missouri.
"All through his life John McCain has put the interests of our great nation first," said Colonel Jackson in a release from the McCain campaign Tuesday. "He showed courage and integrity throughout his distinguished 22-year naval career, particularly as a POW when he refused early release. John McCain has spent his time in Congress standing up for hard working American taxpayers and reaching across the aisle to get things done. I am grateful for his service to our country and proud to work on his behalf in the state of Missouri ."
John McCain added, "Jack has served his country well. He has stood up for veterans and represented his community in the Missouri House. I am grateful for his commitment to my campaign and look forward to working with him in the coming months."