Watts Made Me Do It!

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Yesterday we told you about former Rep. JD Hayworth’s stint as a pitch man for a late-night scam informercial program promising free government money for anyone who wanted it. Now his campaign is saying that the whole thing is a result of a bum steer he got from fellow ex-GOP Congressman JC Watts.

Hayworth’s spokesman Mark Sanders told us, “J.C. Watts is a former Congressman. He and Hayworth knew each other when they were in Congress. Watts had done an infomercial for this company, and he recommended to Hayworth that he do with them, as well. So Hayworth just took it on his friend’s advice that it would be a good thing to do, and he did it.” You can see more here on Watts’ involvement with the group.

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