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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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  • Palin and the General (Putting the McCain Endorsement in Perspective)

    03/09/2010 8:28:51 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 210 replies · 2,629+ views
    3/09/10 | Vanity
    I cannot tell how much of this outrage about Sarah Palin's endorsement of McCain is feigned by those who do not wish her well. It is not principally to those folks that this post is directed. To those conservatives who are genuinely disappointed by Sarah Palin's decision to support McCain, let me say that I think Rush and Mark Levin understand it and have said that it is a question of loyalty and that loyalty is a virtue. That makes sense to me and, personally, I would be a little put off if she did otherwise, since it would look...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Challenger: McCain an Obama 'enabler' (J.D. Hayworth attacks McCain) (GO J.D. GO!!!)

    01/25/2010 12:21:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies · 4,459+ views
    Presidential nominee in 2008 faces GOP primary fight. BY JOSEPH WEBER Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican, said in an interview Monday that his planned primary challenge to Sen. John McCain will portray the four-term incumbent as a not-so-conservative Republican who has "enabled" President Obama and his failed economic and security policies. "I'm giving Arizona Republicans a clear choice between a consistent, common-sense conservative . . . or someone who describes himself as a maverick but is a moderate," the outspoken Mr. Hayworth told The Washington Times' "America's Morning News" radio show. Mr. Hayworth, 51, quit his job Friday as...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Hayworth 'may' be ready to test Senate waters (draws closer to run against McCain)

    12/31/2009 7:37:45 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 3,864+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-12-29
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • AZ 2010: Ron Paul’s ‘Moneybomb’ Guru Working for Minuteman Chris Simcox

    09/19/2009 7:33:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,031+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 2009-09-15 | David Weigel
    Chris Simcox, the co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, is in D.C. this week — he marched in the “taxpayer march” on 9/12, and he was working radio row at the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” lobbying event. And Simcox, who’s running in the 2010 Arizona Republican primary against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), told me he expected to kick his campaign into higher gear with Ron Paul-style fundraising organized by Trevor Lyman, the activist who organized Paul’s “moneybombs” during the 2008 presidential campaign. Lyman confirmed the plans, though there are no dates yet...
  • 50% of GOP Voters in Arizona Say McCain Is Out of Touch

    05/11/2009 9:25:12 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 40 replies · 1,809+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 5/11/2009 | Rasmussen Reports
    Arizona Republican voters don’t see Senator John McCain having much trouble winning the GOP Senate Primary next year, but 50% believe he has lost touch with his party’s base. Conservatives are even more critical of the longtime incumbent. Forty-three percent (43%) of Arizona Republican voters offer a more positive assessment and say McCain has done a good job representing GOP values, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. Nationally, 69% of GOP voters believe that Republicans in Congress are out of touch with the party’s base. A recent analysis by Scott Rasmussen suggested that the Beltway...
  • Political Notebook: Simcox not always on Team GOP [McCainiacs allege disloyalty]

    05/02/2009 7:43:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,629+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2009-05-02 | Daniel Scarpinato
    The campaign between Sen. John McCain and Chris Simcox is likely turn into a fight over who’s the real Republican. While Simcox has questioned McCain’s conservative credentials, turns out the activist has not exactly been a loyal member of the party from which he is now seeking a nod of approval.
  • How do FreeRepublic Conservatives recover ground for their Presidential retreat?

    05/01/2009 2:54:54 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 110 replies · 3,951+ views
    1 May 2009 | Self
    Wondering how all the anti-Republican "I'm not gonna vote for McCain" folks think about about what they got? What do these same . . . true believers . . . believe is in store for us during the mid-term elections?
  • Statement by Senator John McCain ["seek comprehensive immigration legislation"]

    04/23/2009 5:06:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 712+ views
    Washington, D.C. – In advance to the Homeland Security field hearing on border security in Phoenix on Monday, April 20, 2009, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made the following statement: “The unfortunate reality is our Southwest border remains unsafe due to the drug cartels, and now more than ever, we must focus first and foremost on securing our borders,” said Senator John McCain. “The current plan being developed by the Administration and organized labor calls for immigration reform that does not adequately address either securing the border or a legal temporary worker program and is a plan I cannot support,”...
  • Minuteman founder Simcox to run against McCain [AZ 2010] [the end of McCain?]

    04/21/2009 11:51:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 193 replies · 8,110+ views
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | 2009-04-21 | Jim Small
    Sen. John McCain will face a challenge from the right in next year's Republican primary, as one of the country's most prominent border hawks will announce his candidacy for Arizona's Senate seat on April 22. Chris Simcox, who founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will file campaign paperwork today to formalize his challenge of McCain, who has angered conservative Republicans for his stances on a variety of issues - most prominently, illegal immigration and border security. Simcox will represent a stark contrast in Republican ideology compared to that of McCain, said Eric Johnson, a senior advisor to Simcox and former...
  • McCain facing 2010 primary

    04/21/2009 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 147 replies · 3,375+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    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...