Friday, June 25, 2010

McCain vs. Hayworth: Debates Are On!

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 1:44 PM

U.S. Sen. John McCain has announced that he's ready for two debates against Republican challenger J.D. Hayworth next month.

The debates are scheduled for July 16 on Phoenix TV station KTVK and July 17 Tucson station KUAT-TV, Channel 6. Arizona Illustrated host Bill Buckmaster says he's "delighted" that KUAT will be hosting the Tucson debate.

McCain has been hammering Hayworth hard in recent weeks, with the latest round focusing on J.D.'s appearance on an infomercial that promised "free government money." Hayworth said in a statement yesterday that his participation in the ad was "a mistake."

McCain seems to be planning on diminishing Hayworth as much as possible before they meet in a debate. How long before McCain starts mentioning Hayworth's relationship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramhoff?

Here's the release on the debate from Team McCain:

U.S. Senator John McCain’s re-election campaign today announced that Senator McCain today accepted invitations from 3TV-Phoenix (KTVK) and PBS 6-Tucson’s “Arizona Illustrated” (KUAT) for debates with all Republican candidates for U.S. Senate on July 16th and 17th. The 3TV debate will be held at 3TV’s studios in Phoenix on Friday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m. PT, while the PBS 6 debate will be held at the “Arizona Illustrated” studios in Tucson on Saturday, July 17th at 7:00 p.m. PT.

“Senator McCain looks forward to a spirited discussion on the issues facing Arizonans today, including our economy, national security, border security, as well as health care and many other challenges,” said McCain 2010 Communications Director Brian Rogers.

Tags: , , , ,

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

  • Editor's Note

    We Will Rock You
    • Dec 7, 2017
  • A ‘Dreadful’ Tax Plan

    A conversation with author and former Reagan administration advisor Bruce Bartlett
    • Dec 7, 2017
  • The Skinny

    In Jim Nintzel's last Skinny of 2017, he looks at the just-passed tax bill and the race for McSally's congressional seat.
    • Dec 7, 2017
  • More »
Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Burlesque Fitness

Burlesque Fitness @ Floor Polish

Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Festival Band's New Year's Eve Dance

Join us at the Tucson University Park Hotel (formally Marriott) for our NYE Dance! We play Tejano,… More

@ Tucson University Park Hotel Dec. 1-Jan. 1 880 E. 2nd Street

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Cinema Clips: The Man Who Invented Christmas (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. $59 Million Can Focus the Mind, Even If You're Facebook (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Laughing Stock: Holly Jolly Edition (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Latest U.S. International Reading Scores Are Flat (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cinema Clips: Lady Bird (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation