Arguments I Never Expected: Hayworth Is No More Conservative than McCain
My friend Matt Lewis pens a piece today about the coming primary between John McCain and former Representative JD Hayworth. I suppose it’s a preview of how McCain plans to try to split Hayworth from his conservative base. But if this is the best that McCain can do, then he’s headed for trouble. First off, full disclosure: I have liked JD Hayworth since my days | Read More »
JD Hayworth to Challenge McCain
There’s been speculation about this for a while, and now it’s all but official. Former Congressman JD Hayworth – a staunch conservative during his 12 years in the House – will challenge John McCain for his Arizona Senate seat: Former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth says he is planning to run against John McCain for his U.S. Senate seat… “We will formally announce at a later | Read More »
Did McCain Torpedo JD Hayworth?
Former Congressman JD Hayworth is reportedly considering a primary challenge to John McCain. In explaining his rationale recently, he made a serious allegation about McCain’s loyalty to party: Hayworth charged that in 2005 Salter tried to “blackmail” him into stopping his public criticism of McCain’s comprehensive immigration-reform bill. Hayworth said his chief of staff got an e-mail from Salter indicating that McCain might retaliate by | Read More »