Submitted By Todd on March 7th at 3:31pm
The Senate's newest member Scott Brown likes to talk about his daughter's prowess on the basketball court, but for the first weekend of March he skipped her game and flew cross-country to catch one with Sen. John McCain and to return a favor. J.D. Hayworth, conservative radio host and former congressman, is hoping to corral the Tea Party crowd and upend the far more moderate McCain. "Everything that the McCain people tried to do to intimidate me not to run has just moved me in the other direction," Hayworth said on a radio show.Earlier in the week, they did Arizona talk radio together.
McCain's also dusted off his outsider credentials with visits from Tea Party idols like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Brown, who McCain called "one of the great political heroes in American political history."Scott is returning the favor, of course. He credits McCain with being the first senator to talk with him when he was 30 points down in his fight against Martha Coakley, and McCain eventually endorsed Scott.