Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Hayworth Defines Ariz. Race as Tea Party vs. DC

Hayworth defines Ariz. race as tea party vs. DC; The Associated Press

Former congressman J.D. Hayworth hopes the tea party movement can help him topple one of the Republican Party's best-known politicians.

Hayworth has launched a GOP primary challenge to John McCain less than two years after the Arizona senator lost his bid for the presidency.

The race has quickly become one of the most-watched Senate contests in the country, in part because Hayworth has tried to define himself as a tea party candidate taking on the establishment.

"I think that I'm the candidate of a majority of tea partiers," Hayworth said. "In Arizona, I feel very comfortable with the level of support we've received from the tea party movement." ...

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