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Merlin on the Arizona Senate races……Hayworth will challange McCain…..

Hi Dog!

Some interesting Developments in Arizona these. Yesterday former Rep. J.D. Hayworth quit his Radio Show. Also, the Arizona Daily Star confirmed yesterday that Hayworth will primary 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain.

Quote from Hayworth:

“We will formally announce at a later time, but we’re moving forward to challenge John McCain,” he said. “I think we all respect John. I think his place in history is secure. But after close to a quarter-century in Washington, it’s time for him to come home.”

He said he wasn’t serious about running against McCain until a recent “outpouring of support” from Arizonans asking him to run changed his mind.

“Arizonans have a clear choice _ a clear, commonsense, consistent conservative, or they can remain with a moderate who calls himself a maverick,” Hayworth said.

A new Rasmussen Reports Poll is showing John McCain, with a big lead.

Rasmussen Survey

Arizona Senate 2010

Republican Primary

Incumbent Senator John McCain  53 %

Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth  31 %

Chris Simcox  4 %

Others  3 %

Undecided  8 %

Full Results at Rasmussen Reports.com   The Primary is August 24th.

Merlin’s Take:

Currently the Democrats haven’t put up a credible Candidate. With Haywoth’s pending Entry I’m sure the DSCC will be trying to get popular Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon into this Race. Gordon is also an Option for Rep. John Shadegg’s Seat who is retiring. It’ll be interesting to see who gets the better of this, DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen or DSCC Bob Menendez.


The Dog has gotten 411 on J.D. Hatworth from  I Brandon (from over at P1) and we have to post it up here……J.D. Hayworth is a bit of a character folks…..here’s his wiki info……..he, he, he…I post some of the best parts….

– In 1998, Hayworth was voted the second biggest “windbag” in Congress in Washingtonian magazine’s survey of 1,200 congressional staff members of both parties.

– Between 1999 and 2005, Hayworth received $69,000 from lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his clients, primarily from Indian tribes. $62,000 of the money went to TEAM PAC.[10] After Abramoff was convicted of defrauding the tribes, Hayworth decided to keep the donations. His chief of staff, Joe Eule, said to the Arizona Republic, “The tribes have told us, ‘We love you. We loved you before we met Jack Abramoff, and we love you after Jack Abramoff, and we think it would be foolish of you to (give back) the money.

Read the link….there’s more……

Even I’d vote for McCain anytimee over this chump…..

January 23, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , ,


  1. JD could be a real threat to Mccain. Remember this Conservatives in the state don’t like Mccain. Romney held him to under 50% in the 2008 primary. Mccain won 47-35. Plus Mccain is an incumbent bad for a year like this.

    Comment by Illinois Brandon | January 23, 2010 | Reply

    • He, he, he……you know McCain’s afunny guy…not really…he rubs alot of people the wrong way……

      I’ve always believed he never really wanted to be President…..

      It’s just not him…..

      You see his wife came against Cali’s Propr 8?

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 23, 2010 | Reply

  2. james b,
    yeah I saw that. This could hurt him in the primary.

    Comment by Illinois Brandon | January 23, 2010 | Reply

  3. Daniel read the wiki on the other guy, Hayworth…..he has NO CHANCE!

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 23, 2010 | Reply

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