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J.D. Hayworth is running against Sen. John McCain in Arizona….

Former congressman and radio talk show host J.D. Hayworth formally announced today that he will take on Arizona Sen. John McCain in the state’s Republican primary — handing the 2008 presidential nominee what could be his toughest re-election challenge in years.

Hayworth is one of several insurgent GOP candidates running against established figures across the country. Similar races are shaping up in Florida and Kentucky, for instance. To read more about the Arizona race, check out this story that appeared in today’s USA TODAY.

Hayworth began his campaign with a rally in Phoenix today and has a three-day statewide tour scheduled, according to the Associated Press. Also today, Chris Simcox, co-founder of an anti-illegal immigrant group, has dropped out of the race and will endorse Hayworth, Politico reports here.

McCain told USA TODAY over the weekend that he takes every race seriously and that he will work hard for support. “I know of no other way to campaign,” he said.

That effort continues with a busy schedule in his home state this week. Today he received the endorsements of 31 Arizona mayors at an event in Phoenix. McCain is “leading the fight to get our economy moving again by getting government out of the way of our dynamic private sector,” Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman said in a statement.

The primary is set for Aug. 24.

February 16, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , ,


  1. So Arizona has moved up their statewide primaries to mid-August, huh ?

    On the AZ governor’s race, incumbent Governor Jan Brewer (R) is GONE either in the primary against State Treasurer Dean Martin (R) or in the November general election, against State Attorney General Terry Goddard (D).

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Yep……

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 16, 2010 | Reply

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