Monday, October 5, 2009

Hayworth Considering Run Against McCain

According to a report in the Washington Post by Chris Cillizza, "former representative J.D. Hayworth is weighing a candidacy against Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) in 2010, according to sources familiar with his thinking. Hayworth, a former sportscaster who spent more than a decade in Congress before he was defeated in 2006 by Rep. Harry Mitchell (D), is a popular figure among grassroots conservatives -- a status McCain has never courted or achieved. McCain already faces a primary challenge from Chris Simcox, a founder of the Minutemen -- a leading anti-immigration group. While there is considerable resentment from some grassroots conservatives toward McCain, it's not clear that he is vulnerable to a primary challenge. McCain ended June with $4.65 million in the bank."


  1. Please! Run, J.D. We will back you.

  2. McCain has money but not the support of grassroots Republicans. Hayworth just might be able to take him. McCain might try to stay in office indefinitely, and electing Hayworth might be the only chance for another voice.