Archive for the 'J.D. Hayworth' Category

Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Rumor has it that this is going to be the last week for the 109th. Enjoy the last of the legislation:
H.R.1176 To provide immunity for nonprofit athletic organizations in lawsuits arising from claims of ordinary negligence relating to the passage, adoption, or failure to adopt rules of play for athletic competitions and practices. Failed [...]

Mitchell: Guest-worker path the right decision for my district

Monday, November 27th, 2006

From AZCentral:
[Congressman-elect Harry] Mitchell said he doesnt think that voting in favor of a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants and a temporary-worker program could make him vulnerable in the 2008 election, should Hayworth try to reclaim the seat, as some analysts have speculated.
Mitchell said his victory indicated that voters favor a comprehensive approach to [...]

Maricopa County vote count complete

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Harry Mitchell has defeated J.D. Hayworth by more than 8,000 votes, according to AzCentral

AZ delegation helps shoot down Vietnam trade pact

Monday, November 20th, 2006

From the Business Journal of Phoenix [Anyone else notice that Mike Sunnucks has been on the radio just about every day? Go Mike!]
Three Arizona Republicans and two Democrats were among those voting to block a proposed free trade accord between the U.S. and Vietnam.
The U.S. House of Representatives failed to muster the necessary two-thirds [...]

The future of J.D. Hayworth

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

A lengthy Arizona Republic article asks the question, What now? and offers some hints:

Being totally shocked, since hes never been fired from a job
Finding a job soon, since hes not apparently rolling around on a great big mountain of dollar bills like Jim Pederson
Being angry, angry, angry as his staffers who spoke on condition of [...]

Next stop: Guv

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

From the Business Journal:
Possible Republican contenders for governor the next go-around include Congressmen Jeff Flake, J.D. Hayworth and Rick Renzi , U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley.

Underage boozing prevention bill passes House

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

H.R. 864, To provide for programs and activities [grants, more grants, national ad campaign] with respect to the prevention of underage drinking, passed the House 373 23.
Voted Yea: Renzi, Franks, Shadegg, Pastor, Hayworth, Grijalva*
Voted Nay: Flake, Kolbe
*cosponsor

JD Hayworth concedes

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

From his website:
While there are still tens of thousands of votes left to count, it has become apparent that it is unlikely well get enough of these votes to win the election. We were confident we would close the gap as the early ballots were counted, and we have, but at this point it doesnt [...]

Ballot watch: Harry still totally winning

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

From AZCentral:
Some results of early and provisional ballots released Sunday had little effect on the margin of victory Democrat Harry Mitchell held over Republican Rep. J.D. Hayworth in the race for Arizonas 5th Congressional District.
Mitchell had a total of 85,318 votes, or 50 percent. Hayworth, a 12-year incumbent, had 79,792 votes, or 46.8 percent. Libertarian [...]

GOP memo: Hayworth lost

Friday, November 10th, 2006

From the AP:
NRCC Communications Director Carl Forti told Republicans in an e-mail that Hayworth and several other GOP incumbents wouldnt be returning to Congress.
The Scandal Factor Was Costly. We lost several seats by the self-inflicted route, Forti said in an internal talking points memo sent Wednesday to Republican strategists and pundits who discussed races on [...]

This just in

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Harry Mitchell held a press conference to make an announcement regarding his apparent transition to Congress. Havent heard specifics yet, though some have mentioned a victory speech
Update: Joanie Flatt says that Mitchell has NOT declared victory, but has been told by the Clerk of the House that he is expected to show up to freshmen [...]

It aint over til its over

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Latest news on Mitchell/Hayworth race is that J.D. Hayworth is not conceding defeat, and Harry Mitchell is not declaring victory until all provisional ballots are counted. And there are a lot of provisional ballots out there, we are hearing. So hold tight. (Also heard that Randy Graf was refusing to concede. Dont know if thats [...]

2006 Midterm Election Results

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Candidates are listed alphabetically.
*Denotes incumbent

United States Senate

Jon Kyl (R)*
52.7%

Richard Mack (L)
3.2%

Jim Pederson (D)
44.0%

100% of polls reporting

House – District 1

Rick Renzi (R)*
51.4%

David Schlosser (L)
4.8%

Ellen Simon (D)
43.8%

99.7% of polls reporting

House – District 2

Trent Franks (R)*
58.2%

Powell Gammill (L)
2.6%

John Thrasher (D)
39.2%

100% of polls reporting

House – District 3

Herb Paine (D)
38.9%

John Shadegg (R)*
58.5%

Mark Yannone (L)
2.7%

100% of polls reporting

House – District 4

Ronald [...]

CD5 Roundup: The Phone Call Is Coming from the Basement Edition

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Mitchell camp says that someone is calling voters late at night, pretending to be affiliated with Mitchell. Let me say for the record that these calls are NOT coming from us. [Plugged In]

Who might they be coming from? TPM Muckraker speculates.
Robert Novak predicts that Hayworth will hang on — barely.
Now, in reality, both Hayworth and [...]

CD5 Roundup: With two days to go

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

J.D. Hayworth vows to file a federal elections law complaint against Harry Mitchell over the new DCCC commercial; Mitchell camp responds: If this is J.D.s November surprise, hes going to be totally disappointed. [East Valley Tribune]
Michael J. Fox is coming to the Valley on Monday to stump for Mitchell. Meanwhile, Mitchell camp releases new commercial [...]

CD5 Roundup: Give me your lunch money, Twinkie edition

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Hayworth camp: Mitchell is refusing a fifth televised debate. After losing badly in four previous debates, the Harry Mitchell campaign has apparently decided that their candidate has had enough and threw in the towel. What is Harry Mitchell afraid of?
Hayworth tells Plugged In that hes not a bully, waits four paragraphs before taking oblique [...]

Latest poll: Mitchell over Hayworth by 2

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Latest SurveyUSA poll of 643 likely voters finds Harry Mitchell at 48%, JD Hayworth at 46%.
Interesting: Among female voters, Mitchell had trailed by 4, now leads by 6, a 10-point swing to the Democrat. Pro-choice groups have been hammering women in CD5 with mailers about Hayworth, saying he opposes abortions in cases of rape [...]

The Harry Channel

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Video clips on Harry Mitchells website:

Video clips on JD Hayworths website (above the fold):

See something in common?
Anyway, the Hayworth camp is saying that the latest DCCC ad featuring Mitchell violates campaign finance laws because of the DCCC and the Mitchell campaign coordinating in a way that violates McCain-Feingold.

CD5 Roundup: Americas Finest News Source edition

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

The Onion makes a joke about the CD5 race. We Have Arrived.
Terry Goddard on Harry Mitchell: Dont call him mild-mannered too quickly. If youve seen Harry in a scrap, youd understand theres a backbone there, a very strong one. [East Valley Tribune]
Despite all the anger at Washington, Im guessing a majority of East Valley Republicans [...]

Fun with voice actors

Monday, October 30th, 2006

The Maricopa County Democrats recently posted a couple of homebrewed Flash commercials that target Jon Kyl, John Shadegg and J.D. Hayworth. Its liberal humor, to be sure