We asked the campaign of former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), who is challenging Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in the Republican primary, for comment on McCain's statement on Meet The Press that Americans were "misled" on the TARP bailout, and that it wasn't known beforehand that the money would be going to firms on Wall Street. Their answer: McCain "simply claims that he was a patsy."
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"Now that he is getting roundly criticized by conservatives in Arizona and across the country, he has found a convenient bogeyman that he didn't mention at the time. And it's yet another example of his transparent election-year conversion to try to fool Republican primary voters in this state," said Hayworth spokesman Jason Rose. "On one hand, he is selling himself, as we speak, in campaign ads, for his experience in Washington as being an incredible asset for Arizona. Well, is there any better example of such an erroneous claim than this statement that he made yesterday on Meet The Press?"