The National Journal’s Hotline On Call exposes the heavy hand of John McCain in the Arizona political arena as his surrogates attempt to kick sand in the face of the state Republican party apparatus. Few of the party’s grassroots activists are keen on the old maverick.
McCain, facing a formidable challenger in former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, the favorite of GOP conservatives, is off his game and making shaky, fear-based decisions.
Read the article, complete with high intrigue here.
The Hotline On Call article relates to two exposés of the high-stakes, behind-the-scenes shenanigans previously reported on Seeing Red AZ here (“McCain suffers another defeat at hands of grassroots Republicans“) and here (“Victory for whom? McCain-led stakeholders opt to shackle AZ GOP”).