Tales from the Trail

McCain, J.D. Hayworth both claim Tea Party backing

August 2, 2010

Both Arizona Republican primary challenger J.D. Hayworth and moderate incumbent John McCain claimed the support of Tea Party activists on Monday in their knock-down, drag-out fight for to be their party’s pick to run for the U.S. Senate in the state.
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Hayworth, a former U.S. Congressman who has campaigned as the “Consistent Conservative,” claimed the backing of a statewide coalition of Tea Party activists and “like minded” conservatives in his flagging challenge to unseat four-term incumbent McCain in the August 24 primary.

Conservative challenger daubs John McCain “Avatar” blue in primary attack ad

March 5, 2010

Avatar_DrudgeBannerAn attack ad this week daubing Arizona Senator John McCain with blue face-paint like a cobalt-toned creature from the sci-fi blockbuster filmĀ ”Avatar” triggered a row in the desert state’s increasingly heated Republican primary race.

McCain says he was misled, but not everyone agrees

March 1, 2010

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John McCain says he was misled by former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson into supporting the Wall Street bailout.