I had forgotten about the Keating 5, of whom Senator 'we need the money out of politics' McCain was one. As Captain's Quarters points out, there's a bit of a resemblance between then and now.
Before 9/11, Arizona had a recall effort going on McCain, for a variety of reasons. After the attack, they decided to pull the petition since there was a war on. From the looks of things, they should have kept after the bastard. Start at the link above, and scroll down for multiple posts.