Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Founder Chris Simcox To Challenge Arizona's RINO U.S. Senator John McCain In 2010 Republican Primary

Update April 27th, 2010: Chris Simcox has long since dropped out of this race and has endorsed J.D. Hayworth.

Great news!!! The incompetent Manchurian candidate who led the Republican Party to defeat in 2008 has got a potentially serious challenger for the Arizona Republican Senate primary in 2010. Chris Simcox (pictured at left), who heads up the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, intends to challenge washed-up RINO troglodyte John McCain. Note that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is separate and distinct from the Minuteman Project, headed up by Jim Gilchrist.

According to the Arizona Republic (Phoenix) and the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Simcox is expected to formally announce his challenge during a press conference on Wednesday April 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 A.M. on the Arizona State Capitol lawn. His official campaign website, SimcoxForSenate, is already up and running. But as Simcox told the Washington Times, he has two paid campaign staffers and a balance of zero, so far.


In a written statement first reported by Politico.com, Simcox blasts McCain for having "failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation's borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness." Simcox further stated, "He [McCain] has fought real efforts over the years at every turn, opting to hold our nation's border security hostage to his amnesty schemes. Coupled with his votes for reckless bailout spending and big government solutions to our nation's problems, John McCain is out of touch with everyday Arizonans. Enough is enough."

But Simcox may not be McCain's only primary challenger. The local anti-McCain GOP contingent began searching for someone to take on McCain almost immediately after he lost last year's White House race to President Barack Obama. Many have been trying to persuade former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, now a KFYI talk radio host, to take the Senate plunge. A three-cornered primary race between McCain, Hayworth, and Simcox would be fascinating political theater, but there's a risk Hayworth and Simcox would split the anti-McCain vote, handing the nomination to McCain. Quite frankly, Hayworth at this point would have a better chance of beating McCain than Simcox.

But Simcox is entering the race, and Hayworth is not. So Simcox is the one to support if you want to get McCain out of the Senate. Click HERE to find out how to send him a campaign contribution. Maximum allowable by law per election cycle is $2,400 total.

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