CNN is reporting that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will be attending tonight’s presidential debate and is leaving shortly for Mississippi. From the McCain campaign statement:
Senator McCain has spent the morning talking to members of the Administration, members of the Senate, and members of the House. He is optimistic that there has been significant progress toward a bipartisan agreement now that there is a framework for all parties to be represented in negotiations, including Representative Blunt as a designated negotiator for House Republicans. The McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the Senator will travel to the debate this afternoon. Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners.
UPDATE: CNN anchor Tony Harris points out that McCain had originally said he that he would suspend his campaign “until a deal is done on this”:
CNN’s Rebecca Sinderbrand writes, “The difference between a suspended campaign and a full campaign is starting to look a lot like the distinction between a speed walk and a slow jog: to the untrained eye, the pace seems about the same.”