Phoenix, AZ (JUNE 6) - The campaign of U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) collected about 180 signatures each and every day during the petition drive to place his name on the Republican Primary ballot compared to about 45 signatures collected each day by Sen. John McCain. Moreover, McCain had an eight month head start in his signature collection campaign. The Senator received his first signature on June 1, 2009. Former Congressman Hayworth earned his first signature on February 8, 2010 at a Republican meeting in McCain's home legislative district. In less than four months, Hayworth collected two-and-a-half times the number of signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. It took a year for McCain to garner roughly the same number of signatures. Each month during the collection period, Hayworth obtained 3,535 signatures compared to McCain's 1,011. "Rank-and-file voters who know now is the time for the right kind of change are working hard to replace the 'convenient conservative' John McCain with the 'consistent conservative' J.D. Hayworth," said Hayworth spokesman Mark Sanders. Even though McCain was at it for a year, he only collected 2,031 more signatures than Hayworth, Sanders said. "You would think that after 28 years in Congress and two failed bids for President, McCain would have more of a base in his home state," Sanders said. "It goes to show just how out of touch he is with the people who sent him to Washington a generation ago."