J.D. Hayworth's file:

Republican from Arizona

J.D. Hayworth is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and host of a conservative talk radio show. He challenged Sen. John McCain for renomination in the 2010 Republican Senate primary, but was defeated.

Recent statements involving J.D. Hayworth

McCain opposed the border fence.

As a Congressman, J.D. Hayworth was an avid earmarker who supported such pork as "$220,000 to renovate a Maine Blueberry farm" and "$5.8 million for a Vermont snowmobile trail."

John McCain "began his career in Washington as a lobbyist when he was appointed in 1976 as the Navy's liaison to the United States Senate."

John McCain "voted against the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, wrongly claiming they helped only the rich."

After J.D. Hayworth "was voted out of Congress, he became a registered lobbyist" who was "paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on."

Recent stories featuring J.D. Hayworth

Truth: Rare in Election 2010, but not entirely absent:

Occasionally candidates and other political groups told the truth this campaign season. Here are a few examples.

GOP Ad Guru Fred Davis versus the Truth-O-Meter:

Fred Davis is the man behind some of the most widely-viewed viral campaign videos over the past couple years. PolitiFact has weighed in on many of them.

Did Hayworth challenge push McCain to flip on amnesty?:

Arizona senatorial candidate J.D. Hayworth claims his challenge to Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary prompted McCain to change his position on amensty for illegal immigrants.

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