The trend this week among Arizona politicos locked in primary campaigns they have no chance of winning is that, once the reality sets in that their chances at victory are slim-to-none, they suspend their campaign.
In the last seven days, both Owen "Buz" Mills and state Treasurer Dean Martin have bailed on their gubernatorial primary campaigns probably because Governor Jan Brewer, the new, Republican it-girl, has become so popular among the GOP, beating her in a primary seemed nearly impossible.
The latest GOPer having trouble in the polls: Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth.
A poll released yesterday shows that Hayworth now trails Senator John McCain by 45 points -- a big jump from the last poll where McCain's lead was 11 percent.
The boost for McCain probably comes from Hayworth's pimping of "free government money" in an infomercial -- all the while running under the flag of "consistent conservative."
Will Hayworth's infomercial stardom sink his campaign before the primary? Will Hayworth be the next GOPer opposing an incumbent in a primary to ditch his campaign before voters go to the polls?
Let us know what you think -- and see the results of yesterday's poll -- below.
- 30.6 percent say of course.
- 27.8 say no.
- 41.7 say you'd be crazy not to.
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