Sen. John McCain to visit UofL

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – U.S. Sen. John McCain will visit the University of Louisville Nov. 11 to give a public talk and attend the dedication of a new archives housing the papers of his fellow senator, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.

    McCain will speak at 9 a.m. in Cardinal Arena, Swain Student Activities Center.

    Tickets are required for the free talk and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter, said Gary Gregg, McConnell Center director.

    After his talk, McCain will take part in an opening ceremony for the Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao Archives on the lower level of UofL’s Ekstrom Library at 10:30 a.m. The archives, which will contain the pair’s collected professional and personal papers, also will offer a reading room, exhibits and displays designed to help people better understand civic issues.

    McCain, a Republican senator representing Arizona since 1986, ran against Barack Obama in the 2008 race for U.S. president. He is a ranking member of the Senate’s Armed Services Committee and belongs to its committees on energy and natural resources; health, education, labor, and pensions; homeland security and governmental affairs; and Indian affairs.

    McConnell, the Senate’s Republican leader and the longest-serving senator in Kentucky’s history, began his 25th year in the U.S. Senate in January. He and Chao announced then that they would establish their personal and professional archives at UofL