Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Former GOP Candidate for Gov Endorses Hayworth

While Senator John McCain has been endorsed by former Governors Fife Symington and Jane Dee Hull, one former GOP Gubernatorial hopeful has taken a different path. Former Republican challenger Len Munsil has opted to endorse JD Hayworth over John McCain.

No word on if former candidate and former fellow congressman Matt Salmon will weigh in on the race.

Here is Munsil's endorsement release in all of its glory:

Conservative Challenger JD Hayworth Endorsed by Top Arizona Conservative Len Munsil

PHOENIX, Ariz. March 3, 2010. J.D. Hayworth has gained the endorsement of a man who over the years has probably done more to keep Arizona steering in the direction of family values than anyone in the state: Len Munsil. The founder of the Center for Arizona Policy – and 2006 Republican nominee for Governor – today endorsed the campaign of J.D. Hayworth to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate.

Hayworth is facing 24-year incumbent John McCain.

“I was honored to have Sen. McCain’s endorsement for Governor of Arizona in 2006, and was proud to support him for the presidency of the United States,” said Munsil. “While I am thankful for Sen. McCain’s dedication to Arizona and the country, and his commitment to public service, the time has come for conservative change in Washington D.C. I am therefore pleased to support J.D. Hayworth for the U.S. Senate in 2010. J.D. will be a reliable, consistent conservative vote and voice in Washington D.C,” said Munsil of his endorsement.

Munsil also added, “J.D. is on the right side of issues important to conservatives – opposing illegal immigration, ending bailouts, fighting against Cap & Trade and stopping unconstitutional restraints on political speech. He is consistent in his support for the sanctity of life and the institution of marriage. And J.D. will be an articulate spokesman for conservative principles.”

Munsil not only founded the Center for Arizona Policy - an organization that emphasizes pro-life and pro-family conservative issues and has promoted 60 laws protecting children and strengthening families - he is also a lawyer, an adjunct professor at Southwestern College and a former editor of the ASU State Press where he moved the editorial direction of the university’s newspaper in a conservative direction.

“Len is a man of faith that understands that one not only needs to speak to family values they need to act on them,” said Hayworth. “I am honored to have him behind me as we try to send a conservative senator to Washington that reflects the values of Arizona.”

Vulnerable to the more conservative Hayworth on taxes, pro-life issues and illegal immigration, McCain has resorted to attacking Hayworth on spending, despite Hayworth having a better lifetime rating from Citizens Against Government Waste. Hayworth has a 98-percent rating from the American Conservative Union.

McCain also voted for the $850 billion bailout of the big banks which included $150 billion in earmarks, 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.


Jake said...

I don't know much about Mr. Munsil but it seems awfully strange to me that he backed McCain for so long and now he's flip flopping? Maybe JD paid a large tithe to the church Munsil attends? Enough jokes though, JD and anyone is a losing combination. That's for sure.

Republican said...

JD Hayworth is so lacking the political backing this one endorsement causes a few questions. I will however stand behind McCain because he is the better candidate against this administration and we need him more then ever in Washington!

Big D said...

JD the blowhard is not going to win this election for so, so many reasons. It is almost embarassing that we are even seeing his face again after all these years. He has enough scandal, legal issues and corrpution to last a lifetime in Washington. We do not need his filthy hands in our government. He was named one of the dumbest members of congress when he was there, it is not possible he is now smart!

finn said...

Wow, well JD has, what? 5 endorsements now and McCain has 529-ish... I think I can call who will win this one, and it won't be that joke of a candidate, JD!

Jane said...

McCain is who Arizonans want representing themselves. JD's known as a big spender, a blowhard and was voted one of the dumbest members of Congress when he served. WHY would ANYONE want someone like that to represent them? I certainly DON'T!