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McCain Blasts Hayworth as Ultimate Insider

In a year in which an anti-incumbent attitude has swept over voters, Sen. John McCain , who is running for a fifth Senate term, is fending off his primary challenger J.D. Hayworth with a new ad that portrays Hayworth as the ultimate insider.

Hayworth, a radio personality and former congressman, is challenging the Arizona Republican from the right. In his latest ad, McCain highlights Hayworth's history as a lobbyist.

"Hayworth was paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on," a narrator says in the ad. "A lobbyist is as inside Washington as it gets."

The primary challenge has compelled McCain to tack right on issues such as immigration.

Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a political reporter for

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