An Arizona news group recently announced that four of Arizona’s Tea Parties will not endorse JD Hayworth. Stating that the Tea Party movement stands for principles and ideas it would be inappropriate to endorse a specific candidate.
Further confusing things, Liberty First PAC, a national committee of tea party organizers and activists, HAS announced its full support and endorsement of JD Hayworth.
On the Arizona front, there seems to be some finger pointing going on from both candidates.
Hayworth, who recently stepped down as a radio talk show host in the Phoenix area has had the opportunity to critique Senator John McCain and talk freely about his political views up until his recent candidate announcement.
Meanwhile, radio ads have been released suggesting that Hayworth was a pork barrel voter when he was in Congress.
It seems to me that both candidates have gone to Washington to represent … well …you decide.
To refresh your memory, I’ve compiled a few things Hayworth did while serving his first term in Washington, DC.
Hayworth, born in 1958, first served in the House of Representatives in 1995. He served in Congress from 1995 through 2006 for a total of six terms in office.
The 104th Congress was the first congressional term Hayworth served (1995 and 1996). In those first two years Hayworth introduced 9 pieces of legislation.
1. H.R.562: To modify the boundaries of Walnut Canyon National Monument in the State of Arizona.
2. H.R.2490: To provide for the transfer of certain lands to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, and for other purposes.
3. H.R.3069: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance to the Casa Malpais National Historic Landmark in Springerville, Arizona.
4. H.R.3215: To amend title 18, United States Code, to repeal the provision relating to Federal employees contracting or trading with Indians.
5. H.R.3354: To provide for the reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and for other purposes.
6. H.R.3547: To provide for the conveyance of a parcel of real property in the Apache National Forest in the State of Arizona to the Alpine Elementary School District 7 to be used for the construction of school facilities and related playing fields.
7. H.AMDT.1047 to H.R.2406 Amendment adds a new title consisting of the text of H.R. 3219, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, which establishes a block grant program to be administered by Indian tribes to provide housing assistance on Indian reservations.
JD co-sponsored 215 pieces of legislation his first term. Here are a few:
H.R.1362: To reduce paperwork and additional regulatory burdens for depository institutions.
H.R.1464: To amend title 39, United States Code, to require the Postal Service to accept a change-of-address order from a commercial mail receiving agency and to forward mail to the new address.
H.R.1487: To reform and modernize the Federal Home Loan Bank System.
H.R.1691: To provide for innovative approaches for homeownership opportunity and provide for the temporary extension of the rural rental housing program, and for other purposes.
H.R.1708: To establish the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation as a wholly owned Government corporation to provide full mortgage insurance and provide for the development of credit enhancement products for mortgages for single family homes of low- and moderate-income homebuyers, and for other purposes.
H.R.1756: To abolish the Department of Commerce.
H.R.2190: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a family-owned business exclusion from the gross estate subject to estate tax, and for other purposes.
H.R.2406: To repeal the United States Housing Act of 1937, deregulate the public housing program and the program for rental housing assistance for low-income families, and increase community control over such programs, and for other purposes.
H.R.2579: To establish the National Tourism Board and the National Tourism Organization to promote international travel and tourism to the United States.
H.R.2657: To award a congressional gold medal to Ruth and Billy Graham.
H.R.3396: To define and protect the institution of marriage.
H.R.3929: To direct the Secretary of the Interior to utilize certain Federal lands in Arizona to acquire by eminent domain State trust lands located in or adjacent to other Federal lands in Arizona.