However, the most important piece of state law in this situation is that the candidate filing deadline for the election can not be fewer than 90 days before a primary for that special election. Already badly injured, he was beaten and taken to a nearby prison called Hoa Lò, which the U.S. POWs nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton.
First lady Melania Trump thanked McCain for his service to the nation, which included more than five years as a prisoner of war and six terms in the Senate.
Sources quoted by U.S. media said Mr Trump would not be invited to the funeral and the current administration would probably be represented by Vice President Mike Pence.
"On Oct 26, 1967, at Truc Bach Lake, the military and people of Hanoi arrested Major John Sidney McCain, a pilot of the American Navy's air force", it says on the sculpture, which depicts an airman with his hands above his head in front of a broken plane wing.
"With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family".
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. A patriot who fought everyday for American freedom and dignity. He recognized that for our experiment in democracy to long endure, people of action and passion must serve.
"John McCain was a patriot of the highest order, a public servant of rarest courage". He frequently put partisanship aside to do what he thought was best for the country, and was never afraid to break the mould if it was the right thing to do.
Two former senators who became vice presidents, Democrats Al Gore and Joe Biden, praised McCain respectively as someone who would "work to find common ground" and "a friend" who "will be missed dearly". In the Navy, he exemplified heroism and bravery.
McCain was married to Carol Shepp from 1965 until 1980, when the two divorced and he married his second wife, Cindy Hensley.
"I've been tested on a number of occasions", he told the filmmakers.
As time went on, McCain's resistance grew more direct and his words sharper.
"I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!"
He showed it as a senator when he voted to maintain health care and stood up for immigrants. "We've always had great conversations- and we've been able to agree to disagree, certainly on political issues".
"I would rather lose the campaign than lose the war and I stick by that statement, we will never surrender in Iraq", McCain said at the time. Instead, he shook his head, took the microphone away from her and did something that would have seemed unimaginable during the most recent presidential election: He politely defended his opponent. The dignity of America was a cause greater than himself. "Prayers and love to your family", wrote Cameron, who led Britain between 2010 and 2016. Made a lot of errors, but served his country.
That means Doug Ducey, Arizona's Republican governor, would appoint a Republican to fill McCain's seat until the next general election or until the governor chose to call a special election.
John McCain was a war hero who transcended political parties.
Opposition leader Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) called McCain "a war hero who continued to fight in public life for his beliefs with a clear and steady voice until his last days".
He said the USA veteran "showed us that boundless patriotism and self-sacrifice are not outdated concepts or cliches, but the building blocks or an extraordinary life".
Matt Roberts, the communications director for the Arizona Secretary of State, confirmed to ABC News that Ducey plans to appoint a replacement that will serve in McCain's seat until 2020.
McCain, a Republican, had fondly recalled their friendship despite their ideological differences.
Following the announcement of his death on Saturday evening, U.S. president Donald Trump said his "deepest sympathies" went to Mr McCain's family. We can honor his legacy by working to return decency and dignity to our politics and fighting every single day for the democracy we love.