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John McCain's $21 million campaign (against conservatives, Tea Party)
The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-23 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 08/23/2010 5:43:11 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sen. John McCain has raised and spent better than $21 million in advance of tomorrow's primary fight against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a massive amount of money that has helped to ensure that the Arizona Republican will win easily.

McCain's eye-popping spending -- putting aside self-funders he has spent the most money of any Senate candidate this cycle --is the most obvious evidence of the threat that the 2008 Republican presidential nominee perceived in Hayworth -- a six term Congressman who lost a re-election bid in 2006.

McCain spent millions (and millions) on television ads aimed at blocking Hayworth from becoming a national symbol of the conservative cleansing that many within the party believed to be necessary.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: amnesty; arizona; election2010; fmccain; gojdgo; hayworth; jd; jdhayworth; juanmccain; mccain; mcinsane; mclame; mcliberal; mcpain; mcrino; rino; senatorjdhayworth; thanksrinos; winjdwin
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1 posted on 08/23/2010 5:43:13 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

It is not over folks. The liberal media has gone insnae today with ednless stories to prop up McCain. This has been going on for weeks. He spent 2008 money for the race against Obama which McCain threw. $21 million - he would not have spent that much unless he was worried he was gonna lose.

McCain is scum.


2 posted on 08/23/2010 5:46:21 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: rabscuttle385

If Az residents reelect this ball of excrement, I no longer give a smelly Obama about their illegal alien problems.


3 posted on 08/23/2010 5:46:45 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rabscuttle385

If JUAN wins, I’m going to be sick.


4 posted on 08/23/2010 5:46:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rabscuttle385

It really is time for him to step aside.


5 posted on 08/23/2010 5:48:02 PM PDT by abortionisalwaysmurder (Before you kill your baby, ask yourself, What did the baby do?)
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To: rabscuttle385

It is true that McCain is running to the right of Barry Goldwater and spending with a shovel to beat JD, but we know he will return to his old ways once the election is over.


6 posted on 08/23/2010 5:48:39 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: rabscuttle385
Imagine if McCain had fought even a 10th as hard to become president...

I will never forget McCain telling us all that we had nothing to fear from a Obama presidency.... meanwhile this whole election he has been telling people how much they have to fear from Hayworth.

I wish... ah forget it.

7 posted on 08/23/2010 5:52:18 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Frantzie

>> He spent 2008 money ...

McCain figured he’d lose POTUS 2008, and decided to hold the cash for his 2010 Senate race.


8 posted on 08/23/2010 5:54:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is at war with conservatives. Always has been always will be. A nano second after the primary he will break from the center and go back with his commie rat marxist leftist friends. The no good back stabbing turncoat expletive etc.


9 posted on 08/23/2010 6:01:25 PM PDT by AeWingnut (Soccer: a symptom of a greater ill)
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To: rabscuttle385
Rabs -

What are you going to do after tomorrow night - start working on Ron Paul's 2012 presidential run?

10 posted on 08/23/2010 6:01:44 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: rabscuttle385

So,,, if Juan wins the primary, will the Tea Party sit it out in November?


11 posted on 08/23/2010 6:02:26 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Hysterical media did more economic damage than the oil spill)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
a massive amount of money that has helped to ensure that the Arizona Republican will win easily

12 posted on 08/23/2010 6:03:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Radical RNC imposes it’s progressives on it’s members for the last time for me. Send big bucks to J.D, and email all your Arizona friends to do the same. It’s time we took our party back!


13 posted on 08/23/2010 6:04:01 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Da Coyote

Arizona is no longer a conservative state thanks to the first Amnesty, motor voter and anchor babies.

It means illegal immigration is such a big problem that people who already squeaked across the border know something has to be done about it.


14 posted on 08/23/2010 6:04:39 PM PDT by donna (Is Ann Coulter still friends with David Brock?)
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To: Paladin2

if juan wins we need to riot.


15 posted on 08/23/2010 6:10:17 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: rabscuttle385

I wish tomorrow was not our primary day. I’m afraid Juan will be bustin’ his ass “reaching across the aisle” to his commie buddies again on Wednesday. What a dirtbag.


16 posted on 08/23/2010 6:18:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: rabscuttle385

17 posted on 08/23/2010 6:18:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Got a robocall tonight from McCain urging me to vote for Jonathan Paton.

Now I’m totally sure our household is voting for Kelly.


18 posted on 08/23/2010 6:23:38 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: rabscuttle385

If McCain wins....Arizonans can kiss SB 1070 good bye....he will be passing Illegal Alien Amnesty first chance he gets


19 posted on 08/23/2010 6:43:35 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: rabscuttle385

What are the latest poll numbers with juan and J.D.?


20 posted on 08/23/2010 6:58:10 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I can understand why people don’t like McCain...but can’t really figure out why they would support J.D. Hayworth as an alternative. Among other things, Hayworth recently said he was glad Obama won the presidential election - that’s hardly conservative.


21 posted on 08/23/2010 7:10:33 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Suz in AZ

Definitely hope Kelly wins. Have you seen any polls on that race?


22 posted on 08/23/2010 7:11:59 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
Hayworth recently said he was glad Obama won the presidential election

No, what he actually said was that a McCain presidency would have been worse than an Obama presidency.

And he was dead on right about that.

McCain in charge would be a Democrat wet dream.

23 posted on 08/23/2010 7:12:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

....all that money he didn’t use against Obama. :(:(:(


24 posted on 08/23/2010 7:13:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I haven’t really seen any polls for AZ-8, although I was called for one wanting to know if “scandals” would make me think less of Kelly or Paton. I asked, “So where is the question about Giffords??”

Anywhoo... got talking to the pollster and asked how things were looking and he said that it’s not looking good at all for the Dems. Said that he polls all over the country and even Dem strongholds are really weak. Said that people are really upset.

So... we shall see. From the emails I get from both sides, Paton seems to be the more desperate of the two. And I am sure that the McCain robocall won’t help.


25 posted on 08/23/2010 7:18:21 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: rabscuttle385
The Gelding Old Pantywastes are DEAD as a party if McLIBERAL returns in 2011 to DC. AZ can win one for the Gipper. Stay thirsty my friends ...
26 posted on 08/23/2010 7:19:05 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Hayworth was taken out of context. He’s saying essentially the same thing that others are saying, that McCain would have taken us down a similar road, but more slowly and there would not be the awakening that we have had today. People are on fire now. That may have never happened with McCain. People could still be asleep and we would not be looking at the November tsunami ahead. Better off with Obama and the reawakening.


27 posted on 08/23/2010 7:22:34 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Suz in AZ

Perhaps...although those two Supreme Court seats that Obama got to pick were pretty significant bad things that can’t be corrected. I doubt McCain would have appointed Scalia types, but even if they were in the O’Connor or Kennedy molds that would have significantly shifted the Court to the right given the justices that were replaced.


28 posted on 08/23/2010 7:26:22 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

I don’t know. I’m not convinced his picks would be much better. And then there would be Congress, merrily doing their thing, while the country is asleep. So then, which is the least of the two evils?


29 posted on 08/23/2010 7:29:23 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Suz in AZ

It’s one of those things...we can never know what “could” have happened...but what will happen is another matter.


30 posted on 08/23/2010 7:30:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Anti-Bubba182
he will return to his old ways once the election is over

There is absolutely no doubt about that, and either Arizona is ignorant or Arizona doesn't care.

31 posted on 08/23/2010 7:32:41 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

It is amazing to me the voters believe his shtick! Either that or they don’t like JD for some reason.


32 posted on 08/23/2010 7:43:46 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Republican Wildcat

Amen. Must be vigilant.


33 posted on 08/23/2010 7:55:29 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain kept McShifting and McShafting conservatives for most of his career. His legislative record is less of a McHero and more of a McCaca.


34 posted on 08/23/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Perhaps...although those two Supreme Court seats that Obama got to pick

It's very unlikely those two particular justices would have retired if McCain had won. We saw how Souter, the stealth appointment of GHWB, waited out eight years of W to retire during the first half-year of Obama's administration.

35 posted on 08/23/2010 8:25:57 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

With Souter probably so...but maybe not John Paul Stevens...he’s 90, isn’t he?


36 posted on 08/23/2010 8:30:58 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
With Souter probably so...but maybe not John Paul Stevens...he’s 90, isn’t he?

I don't know, Stevens stayed for a year and a-half of Obama, if McCain had won he might have decided to stay four more years, or as long as he was able.

37 posted on 08/23/2010 8:36:01 PM PDT by Will88
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To: rabscuttle385

ASSHOLE MCCAIN (And don’t Bleep out the cuss words on this one)!

He really is the way he didn’t fight Obama, but Has J.D! ASSHOLE; that’s what he is, and that is what anyone who supported him in this race IS!


38 posted on 08/23/2010 8:44:15 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Republican Wildcat

A poll released today by the Chamber of Commerce has Kelly up by 11 percent. Go Jesse!


39 posted on 08/23/2010 9:10:12 PM PDT by CanadianYankee
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To: Frantzie

I agree, Itis abysmal, he fights ONLY against conservatives ... he NEVER fought this hard against Obama and was in effect a key reason Obama got the big win he did, a better candidate could have beaten him.

WHY DIDNT MCCAIN GO ALL OUT AGAINST OBAMA LIKE HE IS AGAINST JD?

Simple reason - he hates conservatives more than he hates leftists.

And one more thing - NEVER nominate someone who wont quit their current post. LAZY campaigners do that.


40 posted on 08/23/2010 9:21:12 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Republican Wildcat
“Perhaps...although those two Supreme Court seats that Obama got to pick were pretty significant bad things that can’t be corrected. I doubt McCain would have appointed Scalia types, but even if they were in the O’Connor or Kennedy molds that would have significantly shifted the Court to the right given the justices that were replaced.”

Not hardly. Bush One and Ford gave us Souter and Stevens, absolute leftist plagues. Old Juan never misses a chance to kick our tails and he'd have given us two winners.

41 posted on 08/23/2010 10:16:17 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Frantzie
It is not over folks. The liberal media has gone insane today with endless stories to prop up McCain. This has been going on for weeks.

McCain is Hillary's straw man. If she's going to run, she needs him to do again what he did in 2008 - undermine Palin and throw the election.

But to do that, he has to win re-election first. So the Lefty MSM is supporting him now.

42 posted on 08/24/2010 2:38:14 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Talisker; Frantzie
undermine Palin and throw the election.

If McCain wins and then proceeds to attack Palin, Palin will have no one to blame but herself for her undermining, as she was far too busy last March sowing the seeds of her own destruction by supporting the damnable RINO!

FUJM!

43 posted on 08/24/2010 3:21:50 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: WOSG
Simple reason - he hates conservatives more than he hates leftists.

MeCain doesn't hate leftists, but he definitely hates conservatives.


44 posted on 08/24/2010 3:24:20 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
Remember Arizona, this is the same Juan McPain who said we had NOTHING to fear about zero.
45 posted on 08/24/2010 5:28:16 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: rabscuttle385
So John McRat, Mr. Campaign Finance Reform himself, spent $21 million to buy another Senate term, all the while lying about his positions on the issues.

This guy is so phony it's staggering.

If he wins, it says a lot about the gullibility of the electorate and again calls into question the wisdom of universal suffrage.

46 posted on 08/24/2010 5:38:54 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Prayers up for JD.

But we should prepare ourselves, and refuse to be discouraged if we are defeated. At least he's out all this money, and the humiliation of knowing that he does not have the respect or trust of his own state.

The fact is--Gigolo Juan (probably spending a lot of his homewrecking bride's fortune) has had to bust his fossilized behind off and spend a fortune--a fortune left over from the 2008 match that he threw-- to fight against his own party! He's got the Establishment on his side, but not the voters! All we have to do is turn out...

We know that as soon as he regains the nom, he'll turn around and poke a stick in our collective eye.

It'll be bitter, but we've already won some ground. He knows we despise him, don't trust him, and want him replaced.

47 posted on 08/24/2010 9:08:01 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
"Imagine if McCain had fought even a 10th as hard to become president..."

It makes you wonder if he actually voted for himself.

48 posted on 08/24/2010 9:47:54 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

Bad for J.D...he’s going down by probably 10-12%


49 posted on 08/24/2010 9:50:41 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Yes, we know that, but the people of AZ aren’t smart enough to understand.


50 posted on 08/24/2010 11:49:09 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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