Timely use of campaign funds to buy advertising could be the key to overcoming incumbent John McCain's 20-point lead in the race for the Republican nomination, rival Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth said Tuesday in Ahwatukee Foothills.

"Our ads are going up as his are coming down," Hayworth said following an appearance at an Ahwatukee Republican Women's club meeting at the Grace Inn, just south of Elliot Road on 51st Street.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday indicated McCain was leading Hayworth by a margin of 54-34. Hayworth attracted a crowd of about 80 people to the Tuesday evening event.

Hayworth said McCain had compromised his conservative principles in the name of Washington deal-making.

"I have no doubt that John went to change Washington. But Washington changed him," Hayworth said. "John deserves an honored place in our history. We thank him for his service. It's time to say to our old friend, ‘Welcome home, John. It's time for new representation in the U.S. Senate.'"

He said that, if elected, he would introduce three bills on his first day after being sworn into office. The first, which he dubbed the Congressional Responsibility Act, would require that every regulation proposed by a federal bureaucracy be sent to both houses of Congress for approval.

"The legislative branch has surrendered law making authority to executive agencies filled with unaccountable bureaucrats who are, in essence, making law," Hayworth said, citing the Federal Communications Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as examples.

The second proposed bill he called the Constitutional Citation Act.

"For every piece of legislation, the original sponsor must stipulate the exact passage in the Constitution that gives Congress the power to legislate in that area," Hayworth said.

He said his third proposal, called the Enforcement First Act, would require the federal government to secure the nation's southern border.

The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Arizona's anti-illegal immigration bill, SB 1070, is politically motivated and an attempt by the Obama administration to rally its dispirited supporters, he said.

"Arizona wants to enforce federal immigration laws. Obama wants to ignore them," Hayworth said. "The administration views the border as a political problem to be managed. It's really a national security threat, an economic security threat, and an invasion that must be stopped."

He accused McCain of favoring amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the country.

"I will say no to amnesty," he said. "It is unsustainable. It is unwise."

Hayworth found a sympathetic audience in Ahwatukee. James White, 19, said Hayworth seemed more "in touch" than McCain.

"I sort of had decided before that I would vote for Hayworth," he said. "I'm not a fan of McCain's policies."

Ahwatukee resident Brenda Roberts expressed similar sentiments.

"I was leaning towards him anyway," she said. "I'm not happy with McCain."

But resident Debbie Taylor said that, so far, she remained unconvinced by either candidate.

"I really just came because I wanted to find out more about what he represents," she said. "He contrasted himself with McCain fairly well."

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Brittanicus

Just the rumor of--DE FACTO AMNESTY FROM WASHINGTON---filtering by word of mouth across Mexico, Latin America and the rest of the world--could have desperate, impoverished millions suddenly appearing along the border, ready to run the gauntlet? If you think this couldn't happen, you better read about the 1986--AMNESTY?

Today, I heard that US U.S. Sen. Grassley other Senators again asking the administration if plans are underway for large-scale de facto amnesty. Here is an excerpt from the letter.
7/27/2010

Dear Secretary Napolitano:

We remained concerned about potential plans for a large-scale effort to offer parole or to defer action on undocumented aliens in the United States. We realize that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. However, we do not believe that such actions should be used for a large population of illegal aliens or used to bypass Congress and the legislative process.

News articles report that your department has denied the charge, stating that grants of parole or deferred removal are based on the merits of individual cases. While we have not personally been assured that plans have not been drawn up, we are interested in data that will guarantee the American people that the Administration is not using these discretionary actions in cases that are not urgent or based on humanitarian reasons.

To me this is a very dangerous precedence and will certainly alienate the very government who swore allegiance en-mass of the American people to defend us. This administration will be seen as an enemy of “THE PEOPLE” if such a—executive order—undermining the Congress an ultimate outrage of “The Rule of Law.” If what Sen. Grassley surmises could be true, all of us are in series trouble. This would be a slap in the face of privileged legal immigrants, who have waited patiently for years.

Another Amnesty would give illegal alien workers. Access to our Social Security and devastate taxpayer’s pensions, especially to senior citizens who have worked all their lives. An agreement the Bush administration was reached with Mexico on Social Security benefits that would allow illegal aliens granted amnesty in the future to claim credit for the time they worked illegally.

Without the inception of the internet, we would never know of Arizona's financial hardship, an interoffice memo of a de facto AMNESTY. This abomination caused by the unceasing inroads of people slipping past the US border Patrol. National Newspapers have become the dark domain of Liberal articles and commentary, which is not feeding the whole story of the hardships, caused by the large neighborhoods of illegal immigrants. The criminal activities are specifically suppressed; because the truth is Liberal open border crowd doesn't want the truth to be known. Even if a De Facto—AMNESTY—was initiated, would the REAL DOUBLE FENCE BE BUILT, WOULD THE MILLIONS STOP TRYING SLIP INTO OUR NATION? Only the World Wide Web offers news articles that although not always known to be true, usually are?

This country is never been without sympathy, but FAIRS analysis of illegal aliens draining $113 billion dollars a year from public money reservoirs, so we must demand that our countryman comes first. It is a growing sore that the border state of Arizona by mandated law must give health care, education and for many illegal foreigners incarceration. And these laws are forced upon all taxpayers and never reimbursed accordingly by Washington. The only defense innocent Americans have against this apathy was for Governor Jan Brewer to sign into law SB 1070, so they can start removing--ALL--foreign nationals from the state. The conflict now that is absurd is the federal government, suing its own people. This is will be a huge cross to bear for the Obama presidency, the Democratic leadership in this November.

It seems he has surrendered to the open border lobbyists and turned a deaf ear to the US taxpayers, who must continuously furnish money for welfare programs for foreign nationals. A large chunk of this money is extorted under the 14th amendment that has resurfaced as ethically wrong. No illegal family should be allowed to have immediate citizenship for their infant, specifically if this was an intentional purpose to collect welfare benefits, low income housing, food stamps and other needs.

WE AS THE VOTERS OF AMERICA CAN DO THIS, RIDDING OURSELVES OF SENATORS LIKE REID, McCAIN, PELOSI, SCHUMER, GRAHAM, FEINSTEIN PUSHING FOR AMNESTY AND THE DREAM ACT. WHAT WE SHOULD DEMAND FROM THE LEGISLATORS IS IMMEDIATE REVITALIZATION OF THE “SAVE ACT & CLEAR ACT.” ALL INCUMBENTS INCLUDING GOVERNORS, MAYORS, POLICE CHIEFS AND CITY OFFICERS NEED TO JOIN THE JOBLESS. NO OPTIONS! LET’S REMOVE THE CORRUPTED TRASH. FIND FACTS AT NUMBERSUSA & GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION AT JUDICIAL WATCH. Bombard the Washington switchboard at 202-224-3121 WATCH--FOR--ILLEGALS--VOTING--IN--FUTURE--ELECTIONS.

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