J.D. Hayworth Can't Even Lose With Class; Dude Didn't Even Call John McCain on Primary Night

Categories: Election 2010
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James King
J.D. Hayworth still hasn't called to congratulate John McCain
As we sat at former Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth's primary night headquarters, we found it rather odd that his opponent, Senator John McCain, gave his victory speech before Hayworth showed up to concede -- there was a reason.

Traditionally, the loser of an election calls the winner to concede and offer their congratulations once the results become clear. That didn't happen on Tuesday night.

By about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, it was clear Hayworth was the loser, but he made no call to McCain -- and still hasn't.

A McCain aide tells New Times that over the weekend Hayworth's campaign manager, David Payne, reached out to the McCain campaign to get a number to call on election night.

Hayworth's campaign spokesman, Mark Sanders, even called the number given to Payne on Monday to make sure it would work on election night.

McCain watched the results come in at his home and at 8:15, when it was fairly clear he had won, made his way to the convention center to meet supporters.

No call from Hayworth.

McCain waited 40 minutes for Hayworth call him, and it never happened.

Apparently tired of waiting, McCain hit the stage and and gave his victory speech.

"It's obviously classless, but not at all surprising to folks who've watched Hayworth for any amount of time," the aide says. "He basically did the same thing after Mitchell beat him in 2006 - refused to concede on election night and actually never gave a speech that night to thank his supporters and staff."

Way to go out like an asshole, J.D. -- we didn't expect anything less.

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Arthur Olivas Jr.
Arthur Olivas Jr.

Hey James by the look of the comments on here looks like you write them too. They are just as stupit and asinien as your articles. You better stay there I don't think any other paper would give you the time of day. Arthur Olivas Jr. yes I even write my name. not like the other Puss!!!!!!!!. Love you James

rick
rick

its typical from a real sore loser. i hope he gets the message that he will NEVER be elected to public office. hes a loser and a fake. get lost freak-job

Chinovalley
Chinovalley

I met JD at a bar before he was to give a speech. He ordered a double whiskey and water or something....I was impressed that he drank like a man before his talk. I supported him initially, but after the crap came out about him I was less enthused.

Yo
Yo

JD is and will always be a classless oaf.

And his supporters are pure nutters.

Jim
Jim

I hope those who voted for JD now see what a complete prick he is. "Asshole" is way too kind. So is "prick."

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

JD has never been accused of having class. No need to start now. This is just one of many reasons he was voted out of office in 2006. Imagine, the incumbent Republican in a heavily Republican state, being voted out of office by Republicans. Why he would even think about running against McCain in the first place, makes no sense to the logical man. Therein lies the answer.

Ed
Ed

"Way to go out like an asshole, J.D. -- we didn't expect anything less. "

That's is a funny punch line...lol.

Jay Dee sez
Jay Dee sez

Hayworth decided to count the votes himself. He had to stop at 11.

Mdavis3
Mdavis3

What a relief! I almost registered as a Republican so that I could vote for McCain. J.D. Hayworth is (and hopefully was) a disgrace to Arizona politics (and disgracing AZ politics is difficult to accomplish).

Now it is time to focus on Ben Quayle. A slick and sleazy con-artist in the mold of J.D. Hayworth. Just what Republican politics needs is another Quayle. Only this one is younger, slicker, and not as stupid - which makes him even more scary...

used douche bag
used douche bag

hayworth is a used douche bag...hope he rots in hell...

Strang
Strang

"They are just as stupit and asinien as your articles. "

You might want to learn how to spell the words "stupid" and "asinine" before calling somone either of them. LOL!

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