Good news! Good news! Good news!
Social conservatives tolerated John McCain as the party's nominee, but never trusted him, and he now appears to be facing a serious primary from the right in Arizona next year.
Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and a prominent figure in the movement to clamp down on illegal immigration, will announcing tomorrow at an event on the Mexican border that he's resigned from the group to run in the 2010 Senate primary.
From a forthcoming release:
"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. Enough is enough."
Source: Ben Smith's Politico Blog
Hat Tip: Drudge Report
As an aside, I checked Facebook to see if there was a support group...and found one and was the 6th one to join. I will be looking into the proper legal hoops to jump through in order to hold a fundraiser for Chris Simcox...
"I believe in the principles of limited government, strong national defense, and traditional family values. The Constitution remains the law of the landand as a member of the U.S. Senate, my primary goal, if elected, would be to maximize freedom and ensure security and prosperity."
- Chris Simcox