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McCain facing 2010 primary
Politico ^ | Ben Smith

Posted on 04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT by Hawk720

Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year.

Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the anti-immigration movement, is announcing today he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary.

From a forthcoming release:

"John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness," Simcox said. "He has fought real efforts over the years at every turn, opting to hold our nation's border security hostage to his amnesty schemes. Coupled with his votes for reckless bailout spending and big government solutions to our nation's problems, John McCain is out of touch with everyday Arizonans. Enough is enough."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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To: wk4bush2004
Considering the shape the country is in and the need for conservatives to stand together to save our republic we better be damned thoughtful about what are the important issues.If you would vote against someone who is anti illegal immigration, anti- pork spending, pro smaller government, and pro national soveirgnity because they are not “pro life” then you deserve to lose whatever freedoms you thought you had
41 posted on 04/21/2009 9:41:01 AM PDT by the long march
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To: Hawk720
Hope we can dump McNut. This RINO is useless.
42 posted on 04/21/2009 9:41:01 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Hawk720
Part of the "ABM" party, I am!

"Anybody But McCain"

43 posted on 04/21/2009 9:41:23 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Welcome, one and all, to the islamo-muslim states of obamica!)
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To: Hawk720

This guy sure needs to be retired and hopefully we will never hear the name McCain again.


44 posted on 04/21/2009 9:41:52 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: pissant
"I’m sure McCain has already made that call. You can count on it."

Of course I was being facitious when I said that, but I cannot imgaine that she would campaign for McCain after the way he and his staff have treated her post election. If this Simcox actually has a chance to beat him and is leading in polls leading up to the primary, I can actually see her campaigning for Simcox late in the game to seal the deal. Not before though.
45 posted on 04/21/2009 9:41:59 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (iIt)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Here in PA, we're having a rematch between Specter and Toomey and I'm feeling mildly optimistic that the result will be different this time. It would be great if Simcox could retire McVain as well, then he and Arlen could form their own RINO party for a rematch in six years or so.

Yeah, I know, they will both be as old as fossils by 2016 and possibly not even living, but the Democrat party needs some competition to represent the deceased demographic.

46 posted on 04/21/2009 9:42:18 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: AuntB
The gop will destroy Simcox. And he’s given them plenty of ammo.

Why should Simcox bother with US Senate. He should team up with Tancredo and run for POTUS IN 2012.

OH WHAT TICKET, SIMCOX AND TANCREDO IN 2012 !!!!!!

47 posted on 04/21/2009 9:43:48 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Wisconsinlady

http://chrissimcox.wordpress.com/


48 posted on 04/21/2009 9:43:52 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Hawk720

49 posted on 04/21/2009 9:45:12 AM PDT by McGruff (I guess it all depends upon what the meaning of "bow" is.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Time to retire to MAVERICK land.


50 posted on 04/21/2009 9:45:13 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (First Atlas Shrugged, now he's screaming his a$$ off.)
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To: Hawk720
Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him

Personally, I voted for Palin.

51 posted on 04/21/2009 9:46:47 AM PDT by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: TigersEye; Grunthor; TADSLOS; cripplecreek; DoughtyOne; JoJo Gunn; dcwusmc; bamahead; ...
"John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation’s borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness,” Simcox said in a statement. “He has fought real efforts over the years at every turn, opting to hold our nation’s border security hostage to his amnesty schemes. Coupled with his votes for reckless bailout spending and big government solutions to our nation’s problems, John McCain is out of touch with everyday Arizonans. Enough is enough."
— Chris Simcox, on the announcement of his campaign to unseat Sen. John McCain, RINO-Ariz.

BUMP!!!!

Purge the RINOs!

Dump the treasonous bastard, the Vichy RINO McCain, and his traitorous daughter!

52 posted on 04/21/2009 9:47:43 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: BipolarBob

Heck I would take 1/2 a conservative to get rid of McCain...lol.


53 posted on 04/21/2009 9:48:59 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: AuntB

What happened to J.D. Hayworth? I thought he was considering a challenge to McCain for Senator.


54 posted on 04/21/2009 9:49:03 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Hawk720

I’m not confident that there also won’t be other social conservatives who will decide to enter this race and end up splitting the conservative votes among each other during the GOP primary. What are conservatives supposed to do about this repeating pattern of having too many conservatives running for certain political offices at the same time and indirectly helping the RINOs to win GOP primaries all over the U.S. and at every political level?


55 posted on 04/21/2009 9:49:53 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Hawk720; All
NO AMNESTY FOR MCCAIN!

56 posted on 04/21/2009 9:50:36 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Hawk720

Good. I’ll be happy to contribute to his primary opponent.


57 posted on 04/21/2009 9:50:47 AM PDT by tips up
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To: the long march

“Considering the shape the country is in and the need for conservatives to stand together to save our republic”

Well, I wouldn’t really have to worry about that because a TRUE conservative candidate would NEVER support the atrocity that is abortion!


58 posted on 04/21/2009 9:50:51 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012......."GIVE ESTROGEN A CHANCE!!!!")
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To: the long march

And what do you care if he is pro-life? If he gets the other 99% right (hell if he gets immigration right) then I am more than happy

I actually do care. I bet Simcox is pro-life. You can’t care that much for America and be pro-choice.


59 posted on 04/21/2009 9:52:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: gimme1ibertee
On the other...how much legislative or political experience does he have?

Who
Gives
A
Crap?

We already know he's a leader of men and if Arizonan's find about 80% of his philosophy agreeable, then what's the problem? You know for certain what his stance on illegal immigration is and that's a far cry from McLame.

60 posted on 04/21/2009 9:52:55 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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