Conservative Challenger JD Hayworth Gains Valuable Endorsement From
National Border Patrol Council
PHOENIX, Ariz. March 4, 2010. JD Hayworth has gained a valuable endorsement from a group of nearly 3,000U.S. Border Patrol agentsas he campaigns against 24-yearincumbent Senator John McCain.
“We need strong leadership in the Senate, and we believe [J.D. Hayworth] is the right person for the job,“ Edward Tuffy II, President of the local council said in a statement. “[Hayworth’s] unwavering support forBorder Patrol agentson the front line is appreciated. As Border Patrol agents, we are only effective if the rule-makers allow us to do our jobs.”
“I am very humbled by the endorsement from the Local 2544Border PatrolCouncil,” said conservative candidate J.D. Hayworth. “These men and women are out there day in, day out not only facing one of America’s toughest issues in the face but also defending our country on the front line. The American spirit that these people hold is what I thrive to represent while in office.”
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 fromCitizens Against Government Waste, among other organizations.
McCain also voted for the $850 billion bailout of the big banks which included $150 billion in earmarks, proposed a $300 billion bailout formortgage lendersand, according to theHeritage Foundation, sponsored anamnesty billthat would have cost taxpayers $2.6 trillion over the long-term.
Hayworth has a lifetime rating of 98 from theAmerican Conservative Union. He has also been endorsed byGun Owners of America, PhoenixLaw Enforcement Association,Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, conservative 2006GOPgubernatorial nomineeLen Munsiland many others.
For more information about J.D. Hayworth or to donate to the campaign, please go towww.JDforSenate.com.