McCain says hopes to support bailout plan

Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talks on his mobile phone as he arrives at his residence in Arlington, Virginia after making calls to members of Congress about the U.S. financial crisis from his campaign headquarters September 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said on Sunday he hoped to support a $700 billion Wall Street bailout package that has been brokered by the Bush administration and the U.S. Congress.

“Hopefully yes,” the Arizona senator said when asked on the ABC television network whether he would support the deal.

McCain said the deal was something people would have to “swallow hard” and go forward with.

Reporting by Jeff Mason, Editing by Sandra Maler