McCAIN'S FRIVOLOUS COMPLAINT REJECTED UNANIMOUSLY BY FEC
Phoenix, AZ (June 16) - In a unanimous decision, three Democrats and three Republicans on the Federal Election Commission, threw out a frivolous complaint by a shill for Sen. John McCain.
Former Attorney General Grant Woods filed a complaint claiming then-unannounced U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) was using his radio show in December of 2009 to further his political aspirations.
Hayworth was not a candidate for office and did not announce his candidacy until months later. At the time Woods, who once served as McCain's chief of staff, freely admitted he talked to McCain about the complaint.
"It was no surprise that Sen. Mc Cain wanted this baseless complaint filed," Hayworth said. "And it's no surprise it was quickly dismissed by the FEC. Not only was this a waste of taxpayer dollars, it was more of the same pattern of fear and intimidation regularly practiced by the Senator."
The McCain-Woods complaint led to KFYI removing Hayworth from the air, paying off his contract and depriving him of his primary source of income, Hayworth said.
"As I said during my final broadcast, while John McCain often claims that campaign contributions have a corrupting influence, he fails to recognize what should be painfully obvious: that his powerful position as the former Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and his willingness to intimidate because of that power, is just as corrupt, and is another reason why Arizona voters will retire Mr. McCain in the August 24 Primary," Hayworth said.