PHOENIX, ARIZONA. JANUARY 28, 2010. Just days after signaling his intent to soon declare his formal, conservative challenge to 24-year incumbent U.S. Senator John McCain, the Hayworth campaign has launched pre-recorded calls to tens of thousands of Republicans statewide.
The calls were launched Thursday morning. A copy of the script is below. An audio version can be supplied upon request. The tone and tenor stand in stark contrast to Senator McCain’s highly negative, false and sometimes buffoonish attacks launched earlier this month on Hayworth.
For example, someone’s faulty research led the McCain campaign to criticize Hayworth on spending despite McCain’s nearly 3-decade tenure in Washington, registering an even lower McCain score with Citizen’s Against Government Waste than Hayworth enjoys.
One publication has even called the McCain tactics “scorched-earth” and “angry,” leading best-selling author and national conservative talk-show host Mark Levin to blast McCain on-air Tuesday and endorse Hayworth.
Hi, this is JD Hayworth calling. If you share my opinion that John McCain has admirably served our country but that 28 years in Washington is just too long, then I want you to know that I will soon be announcing my
candidacy for the United States Senate. Arizona’s Republicans deserve a choice and an alternative to Senator McCain¹s moderate record on taxes, social issues, the border, and bailing out the banks. I will be a consistent, faithful conservative that you can rely on to put Arizona first. This is going to be a great debate, and I need you. Please get involved by going to JD2010.com.