Chris Matthews Wrong on Latest JD Hayworth Ad

JD Hayworth for US Senate

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 11, 2010

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Wrong: Conservative U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth’s

“Faith” Radio Spot Biographical, Not Competitive

PHOENIX, AZ. March 11, 2010. “I’ve never heard somebody (seek) votes by saying he’s better at his religion than the other guy,” said Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball last night in regard to conservative U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth’s radio ad “Faith”.

The minute-long ad which started running statewide in Arizona on Tuesday is biographical, not hardball against Arizona Senator John McCain, whose service and own faith Hayworth respects.

A copy of the Hayworth ad in its entirety is below.

Hayworth has been endorsed by Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, Tax Day Tea Party, Arizona conservative leader Len Munsil, the Gun Owners of America, and the National Border Patrol Council, among many others. To the left of more conservative Hayworth on taxes, the Second Amendment, pro-life and pro-family issues and illegal immigration, McCain has engaged in transparent election year flip-flopping.

McCain also voted for the $850 billion bailout of the big banks which included $150 billion in pork, proposed a $300 billion bailout for mortgage lenders and, according to the Heritage Foundation, sponsored an amnesty bill that would have cost taxpayers $2.6 trillion over the long-term. And despite 28 years in Washington McCain now claims he was ‘misled’ on the bank bailout vote despite expressing no such concerns at the time.

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J.D. Hayworth’s “Faith” Advertisement:

ANNOUNCER: “Daniel Webster once said, ‘What makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.’ Meet a good Christian and a good neighbor, J.D. Hayworth. Unlike some leaders who shy away from their faith, J.D. Hayworth embraces it. J.D. Hayworth accepted Christ as a young boy and later met his wife, Mary, at church. After nearly losing a daughter early in pregnancy, and a son in childbirth, J.D. and Mary were sustained by prayer and came to value God’s gift of life even more. God gave us the covenant of marriage and the blessing of children. That’s why J.D. Hayworth supports traditional marriage and defends the right to life of the unborn. And J.D. Hayworth will always defend our right to honor God in the public square, public schools and public life. Faithful, conservative leadership. J.D. Hayworth for U.S. Senate.”

HAYWORTH: “I’m J.D. Hayworth and I approved this message. Paid for by J.D. Hayworth 2010.”


  1. this press release does not even address what the title is. It just has what Matthews says and claims it isn’t true. Then goes into attacking McCain for policy issues. I dont get it this release.

    Also the ad does imply he is better at religion when it says ” Unlike some leaders who shy away from their faith, J.D. Hayworth embraces it.”

    Now I support JD and all but this press release and ad are not very good

  2. That tingle CHris Matthews felt down his leg was his own wee-weeing.

    The only useful thing about Matthews is that he’s one of the official mouthpieces for the latest FAX talking points narrative. He could be one of those people soon to be replaced by a robot, which could probably convey the propaganda more convincingly.

  3. Annie Oliver says

    I have to agree with johnny, except for the whole supporting JD thing. I’m voting McCain. JD’s just playing the God card because that’s the only audience he has left in order to have a shot at this. But his ads and his press releases are definitely helping McCain look like the better candidate – so keep it up, JD! McCain’s going to totally blow you out of the water that way!

  4. Shana Sanders says

    I am not a huge Chris Matthews fan, but what he is saying may not ring so far off…As a strong conservative Christian, I do not look at what a politician says about himself, rather how he has shown his beliefs throughout his life.  I am not one to judge whether or not JD is a Christian, only God knows that.  What I do have the ability to do as a Christian is look at the positions taken over the life of the candidates.  I am not going to vote for JD, and it does not have to do with me not liking the position he is taking on religion.  I am not voting for JD because he is not the better candidate for the position.  McCain has been the one fighting for what I believe in; fiscal responsibility, Naion’s security, fighting against Obamacare.  I will continue to support McCain, despite JD’s attempts at bringing in Christians like myself.

  5. Shana Sanders,

    fiscal responsibility? Voting for TARP? Voted for ALL of Bushs budgets that ballooned the deficit. Lets be real

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