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  • Why Endorse McCain?

    07/01/2010 9:49:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 1, 2010 4:00 A.M | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I haven’t been keeping score, but my sense has been that National Review stays out of Republican congressional primary races, at least most of the time. This is a good thing. It reflects an ethos focused on the strategic direction of the conservative movement rather than tactical politics. It underscores that issues are more critical to us than personalities. As a practical matter, moreover, it avoids diminishing the magazine’s prestige. A candidate who wins despite NR’s endorsement of his opponent could become hostile — and less open to our ideas — especially because he knows NR’s endorsement of the other...
  • Why Endorse McCain? (McCarthy takes NR Girlymen bosses to woodshed)

    07/01/2010 1:52:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies
    Nat Review ^ | July 1, 2010 | Andy McCarthy
    haven’t been keeping score, but my sense has been that National Review stays out of Republican congressional primary races, at least most of the time. This is a good thing. It reflects an ethos focused on the strategic direction of the conservative movement rather than tactical politics. It underscores that issues are more critical to us than personalities. As a practical matter, moreover, it avoids diminishing the magazine’s prestige. A candidate who wins despite NR’s endorsement of his opponent could become hostile — and less open to our ideas — especially because he knows NR’s endorsement of the other guy...
  • McCain uses infomercial stars to poke fun at rival [McLame vx. J.D.]

    06/29/2010 1:30:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies
    Matthew Lesko and Miss Cleo make appearances in John McCain's latest Web video poking fun at his Republican challenger's role as an infomercial pitchman. McCain's re-election campaign on Tuesday released the video featuring half-famous stars from late-night television. The video also recalls a handful of gaffes that have put J.D. Hayworth in an uncomfortable spotlight. The ad follows the revelation last week that Hayworth filmed a 2007 infomercial pitching the services of a Florida company accused of taking advantage of its customers. Hayworth says he didn't properly research the company. His campaign on Monday released three videos of Hayworth addressing...
  • National Review sells out (was threatened?) and endorses McCain

    06/28/2010 4:29:57 PM PDT · by Bratch · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 28th, 2010 | Rachel Alexander
    What has happened to National Review? The magazine started by William F. Buckley that once stood for conservative libertarian principles has gone out of its way twice now to endorse liberal Republican John McCain for Senate in the Republican primary over the very conservative JD Hayworth. Hayworth has a lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union of 98% over his 12 years in Congress; the same lifetime rating as the most conservative Senator in Congress, Jim DeMint. McCain has an 81% lifetime rating. JD clearly comes from the conservative wing of the Republican Party, McCain comes from the liberal wing....
  • McCain, Once More

    06/28/2010 6:01:29 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | June 28, 2010 | The Editors
    That this magazine has not always agreed with Sen. John McCain’s judgments is an understatement. For a few years at the start of the decade, not an issue went by, it seemed, without our feeling obligated to criticize the Arizona Republican. That conservatives in his state should be in the market for a senator who agrees with them more consistently is not remarkable. If McCain had a different challenger, we might think differently. But, taken together, these considerations move us to suggest that Arizona Republicans nominate Senator McCain. If ever we needed legislators who favor a resolute foreign policy and...
  • Hypocrisy: McCain website prominently contains lengthy info on how to receive government grants

    The McCain campaign has been brutally attacking JD Hayworth for appearing in an informercial on how to apply for government grants. Hypocritically, McCain's own Senate website prominently features a lengthy list of government grants to apply for. It is disturbing that due to the $5 million war chest the McCain campaign already had when it came into the Senate race, plus threatening people away who dare to support Hayworth, that the McCain campaign has been able to divert attention in the race to the 1% difference Hayworth shares with Senator Jim DeMint, the most conservative member in all of Congress....
  • McCain’s Challenger Says He Regrets Infomercial

    06/25/2010 3:26:57 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06-25-10 | Eliza Gray
    Former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, the Republican primary challenger to Sen. John McCain in Arizona, said he had made a “mistake’’ in acting as a spokesman for a company that has been criticized for misleading consumers, the Associated Press reported. In an infomercial taped in 2007, the National Grants Committee invited viewers to a seminar to learn how to access “hundreds of billions” of government grant money. “It is for real!” Hayworth assured viewers, waiving his hands for emphasis. “Now, I understand the skepticism, in part because President Regan used to say the greatest contradiction ever uttered was ‘I’m from...
  • McCain-Hayworth debates set

    06/25/2010 2:47:07 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | June 25, 2010 | Phoenix Business Journal
    U.S. Sen. John McCain and challenger J.D. Hayworth will get some face-to-face time next month amid their contentious Republican primary battle. The two will meet July 16 in Phoenix in a debate hosted by KTVK Channel 3 and July 17 in Tucson in an event put on by PBS affiliate KUAS. Hayworth has criticized McCain for his support of immigration reform the Troubled Assets Relief Program bailout in 2008. McCain has focused on Hayworth’s ethics, hammering the former congressman for appearing in 2007 informercials promoting Florida company that promised customers greater access to government grant money. That company was subject...
  • Poll: McCain 52%, Hayworth 29% (Yeah, right)

    06/24/2010 6:13:42 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 25 replies
    John McCain leads J.D. Hayworth by 23 points.........
  • Election 2010: Arizona Republican Primary for Senate (McCain 47%, Hayworth 36% Deakin 7%)

    06/22/2010 3:00:31 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 6-22-10 | Scott Rasmussen
    Longtime Senator John McCain continues to lead Arizona’s Republican Primary by double digits but remains in the same narrow range of support he’s drawn since January............
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain, Brewer top opponents in latest poll (McCain 47, Hayworth 36, Deakin 7)

    06/22/2010 11:28:24 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 337 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer continue to hold leads over their opponents, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll. In a June 16 poll of 707 likely Republican primary voters, McCain is leading the three-way primary with 47 percent support. Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth stands at 36 percent, while veteran Jim Deakin has 7 percent. While the poll shows a continuing lead — McCain was at 52 percent to Hayworth’s 40 percent last month — a longstanding political rule-of-thumb indicates incumbents are vulnerable when they slip below the 50 percent mark.
  • McCain Is Now Running Just to Stay in Place

    06/22/2010 5:28:18 AM PDT · by Palter · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 June 2010 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    He still tells the story about the call he got at 2 a.m. from the woman in Chandler who was upset about changes in her garbage pick up, and the ossified joke concerning two Irish brothers (“The only ethnic group in America you can still joke about”) boozed up at a bar. Just as he did in 2008, and 2000, and most likely in the tender years of his earliest campaigns here — long before “that one,” maverick, and not-a-maverick — he takes extra time for veterans, freshly scrubbed little kids and older women who wait patiently at the back...
  • Big Government Hayworth (McCain foe yet another RINO)

    06/21/2010 7:50:35 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | on 6.21.10 @ 6:10PM | By Philip Klein
    I understand why many Arizona Republicans would want to dump John McCain for a more conservative Senator, but I've never understood those who argue that J.D. Hayworth is the conservative who should replace McCain. Hayworth, after all, was a top recipent of donations linked to corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and was a reliable vote for President Bush's big government agenda. The weakness of Hayworth's claim to be a small government conservative was brought into sharper focus with the release of [a] 2007 infomercial that Hayworth recorded for the National Grants Conference, which offers seminars on how to people can get...
  • Video: The lost JD Hayworth infomercial (Aw, crap! Alert - JD on how to get "free" taxpayer money)

    06/21/2010 2:24:17 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 61 replies
    Hot Air (and National Review) ^ | 6-21-10 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “McCain rival maybe a little too maverick-y.” John McCormack’s touting this as a potential campaign-ender, but is it really? It’s FUBAR, sure, but hasn’t JD already been thoroughly kookified by McCain’s attack ads, including one describing him as among the very dumbest members of Congress? Crankishness was priced into the value of his political stock long ago. Besides, most of the people who are still with him at this point are surely diehard McCain-haters, prone to shiver at the mere mention of the word “Maverick.” Hayworth could don a Lesko jacket and jaunty Willy Wonka top hat and...
  • McCAIN'S FRIVOLOUS COMPLAINT REJECTED UNANIMOUSLY BY FEC

    06/17/2010 8:49:09 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 15 replies · 318+ views
    Phoenix, AZ (June 16) - In a unanimous decision, three Democrats andthree Republicans on the Federal Election Commission, threw out afrivolous complaint by a shill for Sen. John McCain. Former Attorney General Grant Woods filed a complaint claimingthen-unannounced U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) was usinghis radio show in December of 2009 to further his political aspirations. Hayworth was not a candidate for office and did not announce hiscandidacy until months later. At the time Woods, who once served asMcCain's chief of staff, freely admitted he talked to McCain about thecomplaint. "It was no surprise that Sen. Mc Cain wanted...
  • Stop the Obama Agenda - Support Nan Hayworth for Congress vs. John Hall (NY-District 19)

    06/14/2010 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Raquel · 3 replies · 147+ views
    Political Blog ^ | June 14, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    From the town of Goshen to Mt. Kisco – Congressional District 19 – representing five counties North of New York City is the premier “suburb” of the “City.” Residents there are friendly, fervently patriotic and definitely displeased with the way the Obama Administration and its parroting Democrat -controlled Congress are governing domestic and foreign affairs. It is the same rallying cry from across the Nation – the People are in an uproar – Washington D.C. continues to ignore calls for restraint and Americans are more than displeased actually, from New York to Arizona, they are FED UP with the constant...
  • Hayworth hits McCain for fundraiser's Ponzi scheme

    06/10/2010 2:20:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies · 1,790+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/10/10 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A now-disbarred Florida lawyer who admitted to orchestrating a huge Ponzi scheme gave more than $180,000 to Arizona Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, contributions that McCain's Senate rival is now making an issue in their competitive primary. Scott Rothstein was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison after he confessed to running a $1.2 billion fraud using faked legal settlements. Rothstein also was a key contributor and fundraiser who bundled more than $500,000 in campaign contributions for McCain's 2008 race, according to the campaign finance watchdog Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Wife alleges Minuteman founder threatened family

    06/08/2010 4:48:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 57+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A man who recently served as an adviser to John McCain's rival and once helped launch the Minuteman border watch movement has been accused by his estranged wife of threatening to kill their family and any police who try to protect them. Chris Simcox's wife, who is seeking a divorce, alleges in court documents he brandished a gun and threatened to shoot his family on at least two occasions in late 2009 _ four years after he became instrumental in founding the Minuteman movement, which brought thousands of anti-illegal immigration activists to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border and report suspected illegal...
  • Fierce struggle for McCain to retain Arizona seat

    06/06/2010 11:56:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 83 replies · 1,237+ views
    A serious re-election fight wasn't what Republican John McCain expected when he returned to the Senate after losing the presidency. Yet that's just what he's got. The four-term senator is battling for his political life in a race that embodies the volatility of an unpredictable election year. He's facing former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a fellow Republican pushing him farther to the right as GOP voters demand conservative purity in their candidates and punish anyone with ties to Washington establishment. Two longtime Senate incumbents have fallen _ Bob Bennett, R-Utah, and Arlen Specter, D-Pa. A third _ Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark. _...
  • What America would look like without borders (in 2003, McCain wanted free healthcare for illegals)

    06/05/2010 12:51:29 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 2 replies · 686+ views
    The New American ^ | 06-SEP-04
    McCain's solution to the borderland healthcare crisis is to skim more from our paychecks to cover the mounting losses. On January 10, 2003, Senators McCain and Kyl wrote President Bush "requesting an additional $200 million dollars ... to ease the financial burden that uncompensated health care for undocumented immigrants places on the states' hospitals."
  • Hayworth: Immigration bill about enforcement

    05/31/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies · 518+ views
    KTAR ^ | May 31st, 2010 | Holliday Moore
    PHOENIX - Former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth stepped into the national spotlight to defend our the state's new immigration policy. Considering the times, he says securing the borders and enforcing immigration status is the first line of defense for America's security. When asked on NBC's Meet the Press about allowing illegal immigrants to pay a fine and legally apply for U.S. citizenship, Hayworth says Americans aren't for it. "Apart from party distinction, Americans want to see laws enforced and they don't want to see amnesty." He says the events of 9/11 convinced him to reassess Republican support for a guest...
  • J.D. Hayworth: ‘U.S. Never Formally Declared War On Hitler’s Germany’

    05/24/2010 8:33:35 PM PDT · by tlb · 112 replies · 2,369+ views
    Medialite ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Yesterday, brought us media pundits stumbling through basic citizenship questions, today brings us John McCain nemesis J.D. Hayworth stumbling through basic U.S. history questions…sort of. Hayworth is making some headlines for telling an audience member at local GOP gathering that technically speaking the U.S. never declared war in Nazi Germany. Cue collective gasp (and a lot of Texas textbook jokes). Here’s what he said in full in response to an audience member who remarked on how the U.S. no longer formally declares war in modern conflicts: I would also point out, that if we want to be sticklers, the war...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth on the warpath; U.S. Senate candidate rips McCain, Obama

    05/24/2010 12:58:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 2,547+ views
    The Daily Miner, Kingman, Ariz. ^ | 2010-05-24 | Suzanne Adams
    KINGMAN - U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth used his smooth radio voice Saturday afternoon to rile Mohave County residents against not only his opponent, Sen. John McCain, but also incumbents on both sides of the aisle, President Barack Obama and the president of Mexico in a campaign stop at the First Assembly of God Church. His run for McCain's seat was not a personal attack on the incumbent senator, Hayworth told the crowd of about 125 spread throughout the sanctuary. "After 28 years of service, I want to thank Sen. McCain for his service to this country and welcome him...
  • Meet AZ Gov. Jan Brewer & J.D. Hayworth for Breakfast

    05/21/2010 3:55:57 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 6 replies · 219+ views
    Please join the Tucson Republican Women as we host our 10th Biennial “Breakfast with the Candidates” at the Hilton El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, Az. 85704. Randy Pullen, Chairman of the Az. Republican Party and treasurer of the RNC will emcee the event which will feature Republican candidates from Pima County’s primary ballot. All candidates have been invited! Come meet J.D. Hayworth, Gov. Jan Brewer, John Munger, Buz Mills, and more that 30 other candidates. Meet and Greet begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the breakfast and program at 9:30 a.m.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Pro-Life Leaders Favor Hayworth over McCain

    05/20/2010 8:14:38 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 218+ views
    Contact for reporters/journalists: media@fightpp.org; General E-Mail: ldi@fightpp.org; Interviews, 703-203-3500; www.fightpp.org FRONT ROYAL, Va., May 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pro-life leaders with ties to Arizona have endorsed former Congressman J.D. Hayworth in the race for the U.S. Senate--a seat currently held by John S. McCain III, who is seeking a fifth term. Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International, was the first executive director for Arizona Right to Life (ARL). Jay A. Nenninger has served as president and executive director of Arizona Right to Life. "I have had the great pleasure of working with J.D. Hayworth for more than...
  • Election 2010: Arizona Republican Primary for Senate (Rasmussen Poll: McCain 52%, Hayworth 40%)

    05/19/2010 9:19:31 AM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies · 1,039+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | May 19, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Senator John McCain continues to lead Arizona’s hotly contested Republican Senate Primary contest but his level of support is stuck in a narrow range between 47% and 53%. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Arizona finds McCain with 52% of the vote to challenger J.D. Hayworth’s 40%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. Any incumbent who earns less 50% support is considered potentially vulnerable and McCain has been hovering around that mark all year. The 2008 Republican Presidential nominee cannot be comforted by the fact that his...
  • John McCain gets serious about primary (McCain fights J.D. harder than he fought Obama)

    05/19/2010 6:01:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 116 replies · 2,752+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-05-19 | Shira Toeplitz
    Arizona Republicans say GOP Sen. John McCain’s recent staff shake-up is an acknowledgment of the seriousness of his Aug. 24 primary challenge — a contest in which he remains a clear — but nervous — front-runner. While recent polls have shown McCain with a double-digit lead over former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, in an election year in which one Senate incumbent has already been taken down and several others are facing stiff primary opposition, the departure of two top campaign officials — campaign manager Shiree Verdone and deputy manager Mike Hellon — is being viewed as proof that McCain recognizes that...
  • McCain shakes up campaign staff as Arizona race tightens

    05/17/2010 10:34:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 3,271+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/10 | Holly Bailey
    It almost seems like a political tradition: the great John McCain campaign-staff shake-up. As the Arizona Republic's Dan Nowicki first reported Sunday, the top two staffers in McCain's Senate re-election effort — campaign manager Shiree Verdone and her deputy, Mike Hellon — have decamped. The two will work for the Arizona Republican Party, overseeing strategy for a "victory" fundraising effort for statewide candidates, including McCain. The move comes on the heels of a recent TV ad meant to tout McCain's border security credentials, including a push for a stronger fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. "Complete the danged fence," McCain says...
  • Company PUTTING ON protest against Arizona law-please email

    05/16/2010 1:55:27 PM PDT · by Tiger555 · 23 replies · 1,061+ views
    Internet ^ | May 2010 | Roslyn Kagy
    Hello, Can you believe a company is Scottsdale is actually PUTTING ON a protest of the Arizona law? 1. Please email Roslyn Kagy at rally@lush.com and tell her that companies should NOT be political and should not be putting on protests! And that you will never buy their products again. 2. Since this is a franchise, please call & email the main US corporate office and let them know what this franchise store is doing since this reflects poorly on the brand name for the whole company! Here is the email and phone # for the main US site: http://www.lushusa.com/customers/contact-us/...
  • McCain shakes up campaign staff

    05/16/2010 3:52:37 PM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies · 1,119+ views
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2010 | DAVID CATANESE
    John McCain’s campaign manager Shiree Verdone and part-time deputy campaign manager Mike Hellon are both leaving their posts, the campaign confirmed to POLITICO Sunday. Both are departing to join the state party's 2010 "Republican Victory" fundraising operation, the McCain campaign announced Sunday. "As part of the campaign's plan for this election year, Shiree and Mike are both transitioning over to work with party committees to create a ticket-wide Republican Victory operation,” said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers, who called that new operation “vitally important to help Republican candidates win up and down the ballot all across Arizona." "Sen. McCain is very...
  • Michelle Malkin Slams McCain..."The Sickly Smell of Desperation"

    05/13/2010 7:03:33 PM PDT · by phxdan · 22 replies · 1,128+ views
    Well, Michelle lets McCain have it for is flip-flopping on illegal immigration. Why do I find myself trusting the conservative women more than the men? Michelle, my belle, you rock!
  • L.A. Vs. Arizona

    05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,003+ views
    Invstors.com ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of...
  • Welcome to The Complete Danged Truth web site. (JD Hayworth)

    05/13/2010 6:07:25 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 590+ views
        Welcome to The Complete Danged Truth web site. As you probably know by now, Sen. John McCain has flip-flopped and now says he is for building “the danged fence.” That’s why the J.D. Hayworth for Senate Campaign is proud to set the record straight. It’s kind of like the now long- forgotten “Straight Talk Express”  that the Senator was once so proud to ride. Here’s the truth: While Sen. McCain’s paid advertisement calls for building the “danged fence” now, he had a different message on February 24, 2010 before The Homeland Security Department’s Budget Submission for Fiscal...
  • Senator McCain: 'Arizona Is Under Siege' (McCain blames himself, Ronald Reagan)

    05/13/2010 11:05:10 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 95 replies · 3,041+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2010-05-13
    (snip) MCCAIN: Look, Arizona is under siege in many respects. We have broken borders. We have people flooding across. We have drug cartels inflicting incredible damage. We have — Phoenix, Arizona is the kidnapping capital of the world, second only to Mexico City. And the legislature and the governor acted out of frustration because the federal government will not fulfill its responsibilities. I have said for years we have to secure the borders. We have to get the National Guard down there. We have to build a fence which I've said for years. We have to use surveillance and we...
  • NY CD 19 -- Playing Field Changes (RINO v. Conservative for the Republican Party nomination)

    05/10/2010 5:08:41 AM PDT · by Raquel · 5 replies · 247+ views
    Political Blog ^ | May 10, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    A contentious struggle for Republican and Conservative Party nominations has all political eyes on New York’s Congressional District 19. Decision-makers will convene at their respective conventions later this month and in early June to iron out differences. Constituents, informed and involved as any civic-minded American ought to be, are aligning themselves with one candidate or the other. Only time will tell whether grassroots efforts will influence the nominations, and whether a primary battle will surface in the end. Narrowing down the Candidates: As previously reported, Tom DiChiaro was never in this race to begin with. He has not filed activity...
  • New JD Hayworth TV Ad and Contribution Info

    05/07/2010 9:43:20 PM PDT · by phxdan · 4 replies · 423+ views
    A reminder of McCain's support for amnesty (and Ted Kennedy) "Because border security is National security" https://www.jdforsenate.com/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=47
  • McCain in tight Arizona fight against rebel challenger

    05/06/2010 8:04:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,222+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/10 | Jordi Zamora
    PHOENIX, Arizona (AFP) – Republican lawmakers hoping to return to power in November must first prevail in battles in states like Arizona, where veteran Senator John McCain is locking horns over his seat with a "Tea Party" upstart. McCain, 73, headlined the Republican ticket in the 2008 White House race, losing in the historic poll to Barack Obama. And two years later, his hopes look even dimmer in the fight for his 22-year senate career against John David "JD" Hayworth, darling of the anti-government Tea Party movement. A right-wing former congressman and radio host, 52-year-old Hayworth is thriving in a...
  • Truth has no Stars but One

    05/04/2010 4:24:03 PM PDT · by publius321 · 126+ views
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | May 1, 2010 | By MrArbitrage
    "A highly esteemed friend emailed me a link to a column by Dan Riehl in which he expressed concerns about the potential damage Glenn Beck could inflict on the conservative movement. I can’t help but think there may be some professional jealousy behind the column. As a writer, I’m jealous of Glenn Beck. I would love to have the kind of influence the man has. That is the struggle we have as human beings. We want to do good for our country. We can even put the cause above ourselves (as we should); but there is still an innate desire...
  • Ariz. Immigration Divides Hayworth and Gutierrez

    05/02/2010 10:26:47 AM PDT · by AuntB · 100 replies · 1,755+ views
    CBS Face the Nation ^ | May 2, 2010 | CBS
    "I would suggest that the law here in Arizona is designed quite simply to enforce federal law," said Hayworth. "I think what has been going on here has been a massive disinformation campaign and distortion." Hayworth read directly from the Arizona law: "The law 'shall be implemented in a matter consistent with federal laws regulating immigration, protecting the civil rights of all persons.....' Hayworth then asked a question of Gutierrez. "Do you think illegal aliens have done anything wrong by being in this country without authorization?" Gutierrez said, "Let me tell you what I propose. I want to end illegal...
  • Truth has no Stars but One

    05/01/2010 11:21:21 AM PDT · by publius321 · 4 replies · 177+ views
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | May 1, 2010 | By MrArbitrage
    A highly esteemed friend emailed me a link to a column by Dan Riehl in which he expressed concerns about the potential damage Glenn Beck could inflict on the conservative movement. I can’t help but think there may be some professional jealousy behind the column. As a writer, I’m jealous of Glenn Beck. I would love to have the kind of influence the man has. That is the struggle we have as human beings. We want to do good for our country. We can even put the cause above ourselves (as we should); but there is still an innate desire...
  • J.D. Hayworth doubles down on the 'birther bill'

    04/28/2010 12:59:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 72 replies · 1,469+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 4/28/10 | David Maddow-Weigel
    The former congressman, who's still running a strong primary race against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), explains his position on local legislation to require proof of citizenship from presidential candidates. We now require voters to offer proof that voters are who they say they are. If we're asking that of voters, shouldn't we ask candidates for every office on the ballot to be able to offer proof that they are who they say they are? As the headline says, he doesn't think the current legislation goes far enough. That's more or less what Hayworth spokesman Jason Rose told me back in...
  • Is McCain Pulling Away From Hayworth?

    04/29/2010 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 63 replies · 1,520+ views
    http://blogs.cqpolitics.com ^ | April 29, 2010 | By Greg Giroux
    A new poll casts doubt on how much trouble Arizona Sen. John McCain may face in his primary. McCain has been seen as struggling against a Republican primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. Now a poll by the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center shows the four-term senator leading Hayworth, 54 percent to 28 percent among likely voters in the state's Republican primary. The poll found 18 percent of those surveyed were undecided. "Hayworth would have to capture all of the currently undecided primary voters to come within eight points of McCain," wrote pollster Earl de Berge. Other polls have shown...
  • McCain holds tenuous lead

    04/29/2010 8:36:56 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 457+ views
    PPP Polling ^ | April 29, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    Republican primary voters in Arizona are down on John McCain, with a majority of them thinking he's too lenient on immigration and a plurality feeling that he's too liberal in general. But his saving grace may be that the candidate trying to exploit those weaknesses is J.D. Hayworth, who begins the race with high negatives. As a result McCain leads with 46% to 35% for Hayworth and 7% for Jim Deakin. Hayworth actually leads McCain 46-38 with conservative voters. But McCain's 60-15 advantage with moderates is so overwhelming that it allows him the double digit lead. McCain's overall numbers with...
  • New Poll: McCain Has 11-Point Lead Over J.D. Hayworth

    04/29/2010 8:35:38 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 926+ views
    http://www.tucsonweekly.com ^ | April 29,2010 | by Dan Nowicki
    Yet another new poll this week from Public Policy Polling shows U.S. Sen. John McCain leading GOP challenger J.D. Hayworth: Republican primary voters in Arizona are down on John McCain, with a majority of them thinking he's too lenient on immigration and a plurality feeling that he's too liberal in general. But his saving grace may be that the candidate trying to exploit those weaknesses is J.D. Hayworth, who begins the race with high negatives. As a result McCain leads with 46% to 35% for Hayworth and 7% for Jim Deakin. Hayworth actually leads McCain 46-38 with conservative voters. But...
  • Hayworth: McCain flip-flops on immigration

    04/26/2010 12:07:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 2,034+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2010-04-26 | Desikan Thirunarayanapuram
    The current debate in Arizona over illegal immigration, fueled by a new law that will make it a crime to be an illegal immigrant in the state, will propel the drive to unseat long-time senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, his Republican primary challenger predicted on Monday. J.D. Hayworth, who plans to submit a petition with 11,000 signatures later on Monday to get his name on the ballot for the Aug. 24 Republican primary for the Arizona Senate seat, said "the momentum is on my side." "Arizonans are telling John McCain, 'Thank you for your service, but it is...
  • Hayworth: 'Birther bill' doesn't go far enough (he wants to verify all candidates for all offices)

    04/25/2010 10:12:06 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1,858+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-04-25 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: John McCain fighting for his political life in the Arizona desert

    04/25/2010 10:01:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies · 1,585+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2010-04-25
    John McCain, the senator and former presidential candidate, is fighting for his political life in Arizona after a challenge by "JD" Hayworth, a talk radio host. BY ALEX SPILLIUS Just 18 months ago John McCain was narrowly leading Barack Obama in the opinion polls and stood every chance of becoming the leader of the free world. Then the banking collapse and the greatest recession for 70 years put paid to his hopes of reaching the White House, and eight weeks later his bid on the national stage was confined to history. Now the veteran senator is instead fighting for his...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain 2.0 now on sale (Tancredo slams McCain as "impostor")

    04/24/2010 11:30:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies · 1,186+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2010-04-24 | Tom Tancredo
    The real John McCain has been kidnapped and an impostor is running against J. D. Hayworth in the Arizona U.S. Senate primary. It does sound far-fetched, but stranger things have happened in American politics. It's actually quite clever when you think about it. John McCain realized quite early that he could not win re-election to the Senate if he campaigned on his actual record – that is, if he campaigned as who he is. So, he arranged to be kidnapped and secluded in a five-star resort in Fiji while a well-groomed look-alike, McCain 2.0, campaigns in his place. McCain 2.0...
  • New Hayworth Video Responds to John McCain's Election Year Conversion on Border Security

    04/23/2010 5:56:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 985+ views
    Video at link.
  • Ariz. Immigration Debate Pressures McCain

    04/22/2010 7:31:43 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 16 replies · 413+ views
    Newsmax.Com ^ | Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 08:15 AM
    Republican Sen. John McCain, who once championed a path to citizenship for the nation's roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants, is now pushing for a crackdown on illegals amid the toughest re-election fight of his career. McCain's hardline stance on immigration comes in the face of a credible GOP primary challenger, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, and the possibility that the party's 2008 presidential nominee could lose his Senate seat because many conservatives don't consider him one of their own. Engaged in a fierce contest with the tea party-backed Hayworth, McCain has moved to the right on numerous issues, including gay rights...