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  • Tea Party rally set for Sunday along border with Mexico

    08/13/2010 5:15:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    The Herald, Sierra Vista, Ariz. ^ | 2010-08-13 | Bill Hess
    SIERRA VISTA — A Border Tea Party Rally will be held close to the fence separating the U.S. from Mexico. The Sunday event on private property will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a stage 60 feet from the border. A number of speakers will talk about border security, including Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose roundups of illegal immigrants have angered civil rights groups. Also scheduled to speak is Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever and Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, one of the architects of Senate Bill 1070 calling for Arizona law enforcement agencies to question individuals...
  • McCain, Brewer to campaign together this weekend

    08/11/2010 6:03:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 178 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-08-11
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) - Both were once considered vulnerable but recently have found stronger footing in their Republican primary races.</p> <p>Now, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jan Brewer will campaign together at six events in five communities on Friday and Saturday.</p>
  • 'Tea party' groups plan Arizona rally against illegal immigration (Sharron Angle to rally for J.D.)

    08/10/2010 7:31:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-11 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    "Tea party" groups are planning a large rally on Sunday in Arizona, near the Mexican border, to support both the state's hard-line stance on illegal immigration and the political campaign of the local talk show host who is challenging Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Candidate J.D. Hayworth, a former congressman turned conservative radio commentator, is one of dozens of scheduled speakers for the morning rally on a remote ranch about 100 miles south of Tucson. Others include Sharron Angle, the Republican challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), and Sue Krentz, the wife of a rancher killed near the rally...
  • Hayworth says path to GOP nomination remains open (J.D. says "I will say no to amnesty")

    08/07/2010 5:20:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Timely use of campaign funds to buy advertising could be the key to overcoming incumbent John McCain's 20-point lead in the race for the Republican nomination, rival Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth said Tuesday in Ahwatukee Foothills. "Our ads are going up as his are coming down," Hayworth said following an appearance at an Ahwatukee Republican Women's club meeting at the Grace Inn, just south of Elliot Road on 51st Street. A Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday indicated McCain was leading Hayworth by a margin of 54-34. Hayworth attracted a crowd of about 80 people to the Tuesday evening event. Hayworth...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Watch J.D.’s Game Changing New Ad (Juan McCain: "I chose lying")

    08/06/2010 10:26:38 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Video at YouTube link.
  • Arizona Tea Party Groups Stand Together to Endorse JD Hayworth

    08/02/2010 5:15:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 94 replies · 123+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pam Stevenson, Arizona State Tea Party Coordinator teatime@luckymail.com Arizona Tea Party Groups Stand Together to Endorse JD Hayworth Phoenix, AZ (AUGUST 2) - A coalition of Arizona state-wide, Tea Party and like-minded Conservative groups came together today, to announce they are all endorsing JD Hayworth to be the next United States Senator from Arizona. Lee Earle, member of the conservative, AZ2010 Project group stated, "J.D. has listened to more Arizona citizens than any other candidate." Arizona's state Tea Party Patriots coordinator, Pam Stevenson stated, "There is no question of J.D.'s conservative values. The American Conservative Union...
  • McCain Dumps $10 Million On Primary (PANICKING, DESPERATE RINO ALERT)

    07/23/2010 4:04:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 148 replies · 2+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2010-07-23 | Sean Sullivan
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spent more than $10M on his primary battle against ex-Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R), according to his 2ndQ campaign finance report, leaving him with a much narrower financial advantage in the GOP primary than he once enjoyed. McCain has spent a total of $15.7M this cycle, according to FEC reports, and he has just $1.78M left to spend before the Aug. 24 GOP primary. Hayworth had $922K in the bank, his reports showed. "Senator McCain takes every campaign seriously, and this race is no exception. Senator McCain is proud of the statewide support he's received from Arizonans,...
  • McCain: From Respecting Obama to Disrespecting Conservatives

    07/19/2010 7:11:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 4+ views
    McCain and Hayworth faced off in two debates over the weekend. On July 17, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona a debate hosted by KUAT PBS-6 was intended to be a debate on the issues facing Arizona. But at every opportunity, McCain threw out personal attacks on J.D., including calling him a "pig." This is a far different McCain than the one who debated and campaigned against Obama - and a far cry from what you would expect from a statesman. The reality is, McCain has been attacking J.D. with negative advertisements since before J.D. even entered the race. McCain has spent...
  • LIVE THREAD! - Arizona senate GOP candidates Face-Off in debate - WATCH ONLINE

    07/16/2010 5:35:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 538 replies · 4+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | JULY 16, 2010 | C-SPAN
    Tonight, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will debate his primary challengers, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) and conservative "tea party" activist Jim Deakin in one of only two Republican primary debates. During the one hour debate, Hayworth will likely concentrate on McCain's 28 years in Congress with a focus on his position on immigration. Deakin said he will compare and contrast his approach in representing constituents to the "other two entrenched politicians." A McCain campaign spokesman said that the Senator "looks forward to a spirited discussion on the issues facing Arizonans." The LIVE debate will take place tonight at KTVK-TV...
  • McCain breaks away as critical support eludes Hayworth

    07/05/2010 11:37:17 PM PDT · by tlb · 321 replies · 5+ views
    Arizona Capitol Times ^ | July 2, 2010 | Jeremy Duda
    First, it was Sarah Palin. Then it was Arizona Right to Life and the National Rifle Association. Most recently, the revered National Review gave its imprimatur to McCain. When Hayworth entered the race in January, McCain was at his most vulnerable point in decades. Polling showed McCain had a lead within the margin of error and was struggling to redefine himself as a Republican loyalist. But polls now show McCain with a solid lead. Baker said the McCain campaign may have engineered a sort of domino effect: Each endorsement shows the next group that backing McCain is a safer bet...
  • Az. Sen. John McCain supports immigration reform that would deport illegal immigrants (FLIP FLOP!)

    07/06/2010 3:04:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2010-07-06 | Aliyah Shahid
    Arizona Sen. John McCain has a message for illegal residents of his state: Go back where you came from. McCain, who has been veering right to try and win his Republican Senate primary against conservative former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, said on Tuesday that he supports immigration reform that would deport those living in the country illegally. "No amnesty. Many of them need to be sent back," McCain said during an interview on KQTH-FM in Tucson, Ariz. when describing how he would deal with illegal U.S. residents. McCain said he supported reform that would create a guest worker program, but was...
  • McCain, Hayworth, Deakin to face off in July 16 debate (second debate on July 17)

    06/25/2010 3:23:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | 2010-06-25 | Jim Carr
    PHOENIX -- Senator John McCain, former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth, and conservative hopeful Jim Deakin will face off in the first of two debates on July 16 in Phoenix. The three candidates are vying for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by McCain. The debate will take place at KTVK-3TV Studios in Phoenix on Friday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m and will be simulcast on KTTU in Tucson and azfamily.com. A second debate to be held in Tucson is planned for the following night at KUAT PBS-6.
  • McCain campaign says he will debate Hayworth

    06/09/2010 6:20:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 704+ views
    The News & Sun, Green Valley, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-09 | Dan Shearer
    Sen. John McCain will debate GOP rival J.D. Hayworth this summer, his campaign spokesman said Wednesday. Brian Rogers, McCain’s campaign communications director, said a newspaper report indicating McCain was “busy with his job as a senator” and would not debate Hayworth was “not accurate.” “What we said all along is that Sen. McCain will obviously debate — he’s always debated,” Rogers said, adding, but “he has a day job. Folks want him doing his job during the week, so he doesn’t have, unlike Congressman Hayworth, unlimited time on his hands.” Hayworth, who served 12 years in the House before he...
  • McCain: Disconnect between Washington D.C. and people (McCain claims he has never backed amnesty)

    06/03/2010 8:32:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 696+ views
    News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. ^ | 2010-06-03 | Nathan Bruttrell
    Sen. John McCain’s town hall meeting reflected his packed schedule during his visit Wednesday as he ran the gamut of his campaign. McCain, who visited Lake Havasu City for the second time in three months, spoke about several issues including immigration, health care, the economy and foreign affairs during a Town Hall meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Hampton Inn. McCain’s stop in Havasu followed Town Hall meetings in Clifton and Parker as well as appearances at the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce, Fire Station No. 2 and the grand opening of his Mohave County Campaign Office in Havasu. McCain said...
  • McCain’s Last Stand?

    05/31/2010 5:54:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,252+ views
    Fox ^ | 2010-05-31 | Carl Cameron
    While corporations, non-profit organizations, and neighboring communities bicker and boycott over Arizona’s tough new anti-illegal immigration law, the two Republicans locked in a bitter U.S. Senate primary agree the law is fine. And that’s where the agreement stops. After four terms in the U.S. Senate, a presidential campaign in 2000, capped by the GOP nomination in 2008, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., faces a serious challenge from J.D. Hayworth a former sportscaster turned six-term firebrand congressman from the Hill class of 94’, to conservative radio talk show host. Make no mistake, McCain still leads the polls comfortably. Real Clear Politics gives...
  • 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...
  • Come to Kentucky, Rand Paul tells Obama (Paul taunts Obama; he may endorse J.D. over McCain)

    05/19/2010 7:02:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,997+ views
    (CNN) – Fresh off his win in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary, Dr. Rand Paul is welcoming the attention from national Democrats that his insurgent, Tea Party-backed candidacy is generating. Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, took a shot at Paul during a press conference in Washington Wednesday. Kaine said Paul "represents the most extreme elements of the Republican Party - a candidate who has vowed to abolish the Departments of Education and the Federal Reserve; who vows to oppose, oppose, oppose at a time when we need constructive solutions to the challenges we face." Asked about Kaine's comments...
  • 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...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain to hold town hall meetings this weekend (as he refuses to debate J.D.)

    05/14/2010 8:22:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 924+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-05-14
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Sen. John McCain is holding town hall meetings in the West Valley this weekend. The first town hall will be at the Goodyear Justice Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The second will be at Sun City West at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • 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...
  • John McCain swings right in desperate bid for political survival

    04/30/2010 12:34:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 1,702+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 2010-04-30
    One-time moderate Arizona senator keeps step with the Tea Party and gets tough on illegal immigration. John Ladd points to the piles of empty water and Coke bottles, a yellow blanket and numerous other bits of debris abandoned on his cattle ranch in Cochise county, near Tombstone, Arizona. The sprawling estate, stretching 10 miles along the US-Mexico border, is a favoured route for those making the illegal, dangerous and often fatal, journey to what they hope is a bright new future. Ladd recalls waking up one morning in 2004 and finding about 900 Mexicans milling about on his land. "You...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth submits signatures, challenges McCain (McCain is scared to debate J.D.)

    04/27/2010 9:05:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 652+ views
    Former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth turned in more than 11,000 signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office on April 26, putting an official stamp on his challenge to Sen. John McCain. Hayworth submitted about double the 5,609 signatures he needs to qualify for the Aug. 24 primary ballot. As he turned in his signatures, the 12-year congressman also reiterated his call for McCain to square off with him in 15 debates, one in each Arizona county. “There has been no formal response from Sen. McCain himself and just a statement from his campaign that they would wait until I...
  • 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...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: J.D. calls on McCain to reject friend (and liberal, pro-illegals Democrat!) Gordon

    04/26/2010 12:41:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 669+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-04-26 | Scott Wong
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  • 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
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  • Graham move imperils Obama agenda

    04/24/2010 8:36:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1,617+ views
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2010-04-24 | Dana Bash & Ed Henry
    (snip) This is also an about-face on immigration reform for Graham because he has been pressing the White House to move forward on comprehensive reform on that issue as well. His move comes just one day after Obama called on both parties to pass immigration reform on the federal level in response to a new law in Arizona that will allow local police to stop individuals suspected of being illegal immigrants. Democrats privately charged Saturday that Graham was trying to scuttle immigration reform in order to protect his close friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, from having to deal with a...
  • 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...
  • Hayworth pleased Brewer signed immigration bill

    04/23/2010 4:38:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies · 755+ views
    KTAR ^ | April 23rd, 2010 | KTAR
    PHOENIX - Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth welcomes the governor's signature on the new illegal immigration law. He released this statement to the media: "The Governor did the right thing by signing Senate Bill 1070 into law. It mirrors the 'Enforcement First Act' I authored five years ago in the United States House of Representatives. As John McCain and others serving in Washington have alternated between inaction and amnesty, Arizona acted decisively today to enforce the rule of law and truly secure our border." Hayworth is challenging Senator John McCain for McCain's U.S. Senate seat in the Republican primary. He has...
  • Man is 'person of interest' in burglaries near where Cochise County rancher killed

    04/21/2010 7:06:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 566+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    Arizona Daily Star This image provided Wednesday by the Cochise County Sheriff's Department shows Alejandro Chavez-Vasquez, who has been identified as a person of interest in several burglaries near Portal. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person of interest in connection with several burglaries that took place this year in the Portal area in Southeastern Arizona. They are looking for Alejandro Chavez-Vasquez, who has given authorities various birth dates and lives in Agua Prieta, Mexico. Officials say he has a criminal history with convictions that include sex crimes, auto theft and being an aggravated deported illegal...
  • Letters/AZ-Sen. 2010: John McCain looks like a frightened man

    04/20/2010 9:52:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-04-21 | Linda Valdez
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  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain, Kyl: Put 3,000 troops at Ariz. border (ANOTHER MCCAIN FLIP-FLOP)

    04/20/2010 11:55:41 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 442+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-04-20 | Brady McCombs
    Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl have joined with others requesting troops on the border by unveiling a security plan that calls for more soldiers, federal agents, fencing and funding to help Arizona combat illegal immigration and drug smuggling. The Republican lawmakers called for the deployment of 3,000 National Guard soldiers to Arizona's international border as part of their 10-step border plan unveiled Monday in Washington, D.C. The senators also asked for troops in April 2009. The March 27 killing of Cochise County rancher Robert Krentz has set off a flurry of requests for troops to the border, from the...
  • J.D. Hayworth's Jack Abramoff Trust Fund Donor List Only Half Complete, John McCain Campaign Claims

    04/16/2010 9:00:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 819+ views
    As we reported earlier, Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth released his much-anticipated list of donors to his Freedom in Truth trust -- something John McCain has been requesting for months -- but the McCain campaign says the list only contains half of the information it requested. "We appreciate the fact that after 45 days and constant pressure, Congressman Hayworth has finally taken one step toward disclosing the activities of his FIT Trust," says McCain campaign spokesman Brian Rogers. "However, Congressman Hayworth has only revealed half of the pertinent information -- the money coming into the trust, but not the money going...
  • Poll: More Arizonans agree with tea party than with Obama (McCain is neck deep in political feces)

    04/16/2010 3:29:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 976+ views
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 2010-04-16 | Mike Sunnucks
    Arizonans oppose a federal mandate requiring everyone to have health insurance and agree more with the tea party movement than they do with President Barack Obama, according to a new poll of 500 Arizona voters. The Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday shows: • Sixty percent oppose individual health coverage mandates that are part of new federal health care reform laws; 36 percent back those mandates. • Fifty-two percent said their views are closer to the antitax, antigovernment tea party movement than they are to Obama’s views; 36 percent said they are more line with Obama. • Eighty-three percent said a...
  • Election 2010: Arizona Republican Primary for Senate (McCain-47 Hayworth-42) Rasmussen Poll

    04/16/2010 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Ravi · 160 replies · 3,820+ views
    rasmussen ^ | 4/16/10 | rasmussen
    Incumbent John McCain now earns just 47% support to challenger J.D. Hayworth’s 42% in Arizona’s hotly contested Republican Senate Primary race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely primary voters.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: With Hayworth, has McCain met his Tea Party Waterloo?

    02/24/2010 8:45:14 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1,742+ views
    GOPUSA / Intellectual Conservative ^ | 2010-02-24 | Bobby Eberle
    While understandable that Palin would support the man who put her on the national stage, other candidates who vouch for McCain's "conservative" credentials are doing a disservice to the movement. And it doesn't look like it's going to fly this time around. The groundswell of grassroots attitudes are embodied in the Tea Party movement, and McCain represents everything they are against. The Tea Party movement represents many themes. It began last year in response to the bailout and stimulus bills that showed the government is simply spending too much money. Much to the surprise of the left-wing elite, the Tea...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC Endorses JD Hayworth for U.S. Senate

    02/23/2010 12:33:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 297+ views
    February 23, 2010 (MMD Newswire) -- Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC) is endorsing JD Hayworth for U.S. Senate today in the hopes Hayworth can defeat John McCain, who is a notorious supporter of Amnesty for illegal aliens. John McCain refused to listen to over 80% of his constituents and the American public by co-sponsoring Amnesty legislation with Senator Kennedy in 2007 which would have turned millions of illegal aliens into US voters. McCain's Amnesty legislation failed after the Capitol Hill phone system collapsed under the pressure of angry calls ranging 50-100 to 1 against his bill. McCain...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: State GOP looking to close its primary to independents (impact on McCain?)

    02/19/2010 9:41:12 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 986+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-02-19 | Rhonda Bodfield
    Lawyers for the state Republican Party are huddling to try to find out how they can close their primary election. Republican leaders who attended a mandatory state meeting last month voted to put a halt to the state's quasi-open primary system. Voters in 1998 approved allowing independents and voters in minor parties to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary. The move is coming at a time of heightened interest in the Republican primary. The Democratic ballot will be relatively tame compared with the GOP, where voters will make picks in high-profile races, like the McCain-Hayworth Senate match, and the...