Onetime GOP presidential candidate John McCain put his clout behind a candidate for president.
Arlington Heights Village President, that is.
McCain's endorsement appears on candidate Ron Drake's Web site.
McCain, a veteran U.S. Sen. from Arizona, notes that Drake served as mayor for six years in Avondale, Ariz.
Also running in the race is Mark Hellner and Thomas Hayes.
Here's McCain's endorsement.
"I am very pleased to endorse Ron Drake for the office of Mayor of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Ron was an extremely effective and energetic leader during his six years as Mayor of Avondale, Arizona, and I am certain he will bring those same attributes to serving the people of his home state of Illinois. I know that Arlington Heights would benefit from Ron's positive problem-solving agenda, his focus on economic and community development, and his commitment to open and honest government. I appreciate Ron's great spirit of community service, and hope the people of Arlington Heights will strongly consider him for their next Mayor." - U.S. Sen. John McCain