HAYWORTH DELIVERS OVER 11,000 SIGNATURES TO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR PLACE ON BALLOT
Phoenix, AZ (Monday, April 26) - U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) today delivered more than 11,000 signatures of Arizona voters who are supporting his campaign to the Secretary of State.
"In just a matter of two and a half months, people flocked to our campaign, put their names on the line and I am humbled by their overwhelming support," Hayworth said.
A total of 11,483 people from all 15 counties signed petitions allowing Hayworth to be on the ballot.
"The people of Arizona deserve to see us squaring off on the issues of the day," Hayworth said. "I'm ready. I'm on the ballot. Senator McCain needs to stop hiding behind excuses and step up to the podium and debate."
The state requires a total of 5,609 signatures from across the state, and a candidate must only qualify in three counties in order to be placed on the ballot.
"Senator McCain has dodged each and every debate challenge I have made, saying he would wait until I was a qualified candidate," Hayworth said. "Well, there is no place left to hide, no excuse left to use.
"Let the debates begin now. I have laid out a plan for a series of debates and John McCain needs to face me and the voters of Arizona as soon as possible."
Hayworth has proposed debates on May 22 in Kingman and on June 2 in Coolidge.
Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and other national news organizations have contacted the campaigns asking to host debates. Hayworth's campaign has accepted every offer.