It appears that the issue of illegal immigration isn’t finished roiling the Republican party.
Chris Simcox, one of the founders of the Minuteman defense group, is to announce a primary challenge today against U.S. Sen. John McCain at an event on the Mexican border.
According to Politico, these are the sins of the former GOP nominee for president:
“John McCain has failed miserably in his duty to secure this nation’s borders and protect the people of Arizona from the escalating violence and lawlessness,” Simcox said.
“He has fought real efforts over the years at every turn, opting to hold our nation’s border security hostage to his amnesty schemes. Coupled with his votes for reckless bailout spending and big government solutions to our nation’s problems, John McCain is out of touch with everyday Arizonans.”
Simcox intends to tap a national network of illegal immigration activists, so don’t be surpised to see him in Georgia. This from the Arizona Capitol Times:
Robert Kiley, a California political consultant who will manage the campaign, said Simcox’s national profile will allow him to raise the $10 million to $15 million needed to take on the entrenched senator.
“We don’t think there’s going to be an issue raising money,” Kiley said. “There’s a lot of anger out there.”
While you ponder that, take a look at these items found while perusing this morning’s ajc.com:
Lockheed Martin accepts end to F-22. Grady private consultant gets $1,600 a day. Perdue signs unemployment, Georgia Power pay-in-advance bills. Cobb chairman Olens running for attorney general, Westmoreland “seriously” looking a bid for governor. Ex-DeKalb chief calls probe “Mickey Mouse.” State likely to keep restrictions on washing cars.
Cynthia Tucker on King family move to cash in on memories. Bob Barr says secession talk is far from extreme.
AP: Acting head of Freddie Mac commits suicide. WP: Bush officials began preparing to conduct harsh interrogations long before they were granted legal approval. WP: Israel wants to see progress against Iran’s nuclear program before pursuing Palestinian peace talks. Politico: Newt Gingrich on what he says is the real danger of the Employee Free Choice Act.
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