Arizona Sen. John McCain says he will not seek the Republican nomination for president again.
“Oh, I’m too . . . I’m afraid it’s not a viable option,” McCain, 77, said Monday on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto.”
He is, however, “seriously considering” another run for his Senate seat, which he’s held since 1987.
McCain said that despite a vote of disapproval from the Arizona GOP that he isn’t conservative enough, “I can sense the people of my state…. They like me, and I’m very grateful.”
McCain was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, but lost to then-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas rebuked losing GOP nominees such as McCain, Mitt Romney and Bob Dole in a CPAC speech last week, saying they lost because they didn’t’ stick to principles.