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Sen. McCain faces toughest re-election challenge
Yahoo News/AP ^ | 12-Feb-2010 | Jonathan J. Cooper

Posted on 02/12/2010 6:20:15 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Defeated just two years ago as the Republican presidential candidate and with his bonafides as a true conservative again being challenged, John McCain finds himself in a struggle to get even his party's nomination for another term in the Senate.

Many conservatives and Tea Party activists are lining up behind Republican challenger and former talk radio host J.D. Hayworth, reflecting a rising tide of voter frustration with incumbent politicians. Only 40 percent of Arizonans have a favorable view of McCain's job performance.

Faced with his toughest re-election battle ever, McCain has moved to the right on several hot-button issues, like gays in the military and climate change, and has built a campaign war chest of more than $5 million. Former running mate Sarah Palin and newly elected Republican Sen. Scott Brown, both popular with conservatives, are pitching in.

Hayworth, who will officially launch his campaign Monday, began using his talk show on conservative radio station KFYI to drum up opposition to McCain.

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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
bonafides as a true conservative again being challenged

His bonafides are gonna well deservedly get kicked. Time to geld the traitor.

51 posted on 02/12/2010 7:20:48 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I agree with most of your post. As for launching Ms. McCain into space . . . that might be a bit cost prohibitive. At $10,000.00 a pound for NASA to place matter into orbit and a debt ceiling of only 14 trillion dollars, well you can do the math.


52 posted on 02/12/2010 7:26:37 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: arthurus

Sounds just like Mitt Romney, Charlie Crist and Slick Perry


53 posted on 02/12/2010 7:30:12 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: svcw

I love to laugh, and that comment made me laugh out loud.
Thanks!


54 posted on 02/12/2010 7:41:08 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Doulos1

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55 posted on 02/12/2010 7:47:03 PM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

True, but taking a larger picture look, McCain is well established with networks, favors owed and plenty of “expendable” people that could wreak havoc on her campaign. I think the calculated move is to back him, get it out of the way, let it blow over and move on with “debt” paid and favor owed. She is already forever tied to him from their past and to “diss” him now would not do her any favors later. McCain may be looking for a post position in her administration since he could be unemployed, or if he is reelected, she has an ally on inside.


56 posted on 02/12/2010 8:06:58 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

“Never thought I’d see somebody put the words ‘McCain’ and ‘true conservative’ in the same sentence with a straight face”

To be fair, it was saiod in the context of his status thereof being questioned. Again.


57 posted on 02/12/2010 8:08:52 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: small voice in the wilderness

“Someone please tell me why Sarah Palin finds the need to pitch in and help him out in his time of political trouble.”

Easy. Quid pro quo.


58 posted on 02/12/2010 8:10:11 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Please people of Arizona do not re-elect him. Still people dont have a clue that she is supports amnesty just like the candidates that she is endorsing (Perry and Mccain)


59 posted on 02/12/2010 8:14:07 PM PST by lmarie373 ("Im a light skinned mexican-american with no mexican dialect ")
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Hey, Johnny-boy!

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

60 posted on 02/12/2010 8:41:04 PM PST by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
I dont think it is a violation of FR rules, but PLEASE someone post the URL link to the Pay Pal site that will allow donations to any legitimate conservative candidate or organization in Arizona dedicated SOLELY to knocking this reprehensible guy off, once and for all (politically/electorally speaking).

61 posted on 02/12/2010 8:43:06 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

He will certainly move to the right, no question about that. He would stand on his head and spit nickles if he thought it would get him reelected.

John McCain is and has been a problem for the Republican Party. He should have been gone a long time ago.


62 posted on 02/12/2010 9:00:56 PM PST by SkipW
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To: AmericanInTokyo

http://www.jdforsenate.com/

not sure about Pay Pal... can’t get it to load right now. JD will formally announce on Feb. 15


63 posted on 02/12/2010 9:30:35 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

well then, that does it, he gets a few smackers from ME, too! (thanks!)


64 posted on 02/12/2010 10:51:52 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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