Young Guns; new digs!

August 11, 2010


Nan Hayworth addresses supporters at the campaign's new HQ

Nan addresses the crowd

On the same day that the Hayworth campaign held an open house to celebrate the grand opening of our new Carmel headquarters, the NRCC announced that Nan and the campaign have been upgraded to full “Young Guns” status in their program of the same name, marking ours as one of the top-tier Republican challenger races in the entire country and among the most promising prospects nationwide to flip a Democrat-held House seat to the GOP!

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Independence Day weekend, Part II

July 6, 2010

(Follow the events of our Independence Day weekend with us here on the blog, and also via Twitpics on our Twitter feed and in our Facebook photo albumsSee our post for Part I here.  Happy Independence Day!)

The rigors of the campaign trail frequently leave us skipping meals while jumping from one town to another.  Fortunately, this was not the case on Independence Day morning.  Our campaign team was lucky enough to start the day off with a breakfast hosted by the Highland Engine Fire Company No. 1 in Cornwall.  We shared coffee and conversation with Cornwall Councilwoman Mary Beth Greene-Kraft and Town Clerk Elaine Schneer and left ready to tackle the rest of the day’s events.

Nan with West Point history professor Rob McDonald

Nan with Prof. Rob McDonald of West Point

Our team moved on next to the Independence Day Festival in Cornwall. We were met by our friend and West Point history professor Rob McDonald, who showed us around and introduced us to a bunch of new friends.  We visited Sands-Ring Homestead, a landmark dating back to the mid-18th century, which left us ready for a renewal of the founding principles that made our nation the greatest in the world.

Independence Day weekend, Part I

July 4, 2010

(Follow the events of our Independence Day weekend with us here on the blog, and also via Twitpics on our Twitter feed and in our Facebook photo albums!  Part II will be up soon.  Happy Independence Day!)

Nan at the Great American Weekend

Nan at the fair in Goshen

We started our holiday weekend in Goshen taking part in a longtime institution in Orange County, the “Great American Weekend” street fair. The Orange County Republican Committee set up a tent near the Presbyterian Church, and the enthusiasm we saw for our candidates was very heartwarming. We met and talked with fairgoers for hours, lots of people put their signatures to petitions, and the Young Voters even boosted their numbers when a few volunteers expressed an interest in helping out! All in all, a great success, and a memorable morning and early afternoon.

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Young Voters out in force!

July 1, 2010


Nan Hayworth with the Young Voters in Beacon

Nan (at left, next to sign), with a group from the Young Voters

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Sunday in the Park with friends old and new!

June 28, 2010

Nan Hayworth speaks
Nan rouses the crowd

Edward Ryan’s Memorial Park in Kent was full of Nan Hayworth supporters Sunday at a barbecue event, with good food, good entertainment, and good company.  Kudos to Corrinne and Joe DiVestea for brilliantly managing the logistics and for doing the huge amount of legwork to set everything up; to master chefs Lou Tartaro, Lana Cappelli, Karl Rohde, and Jack Hufnagel for manning the hot grills; and to the Young Voters and our other volunteers for covering the tables.  The sausage and peppers, burgers, hot dogs, and Caesar salad, among other dishes and an array of desserts, were a terrific lunch for more than 80 guests (including one surprise guest!).

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New Video: “Daisy Grows Up”

June 16, 2010

(Courtesy of Young Voters for Nan Hayworth.)

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson’s Presidential campaign released “Daisy”, an ad that was so striking in its evocation of Americans’ fears of Cold-War annihilation that it only ran once.  That one time was enough, though, to secure its place in our cultural memory.  And, thanks to a combination of factors over the ensuing decades, the eventuality described in “Daisy” did not come to pass.

That does not mean, however, that Americans are now free of any fears about our country’s future security and prosperity.  In fact, as Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana noted in a remarkable speech yesterday in Washington, our enormous and mounting debt means that “the American experience is mortally threatened.”

And the outcome this time may not be so reassuring.  If our Congress and Administration do not stop making politically convenient but fiscally disastrous decisions, we will, in no uncertain terms, squander our children’s future.  President Reagan said, echoing Churchill: “there are simple answers, they just are not easy ones.”  Fiscal discipline is the simple (and only) answer, and we are going to have some very difficult choices to make, but our candidate, Nan, has the intelligence and the integrity to make them.  

The Young Voters have adapted “Daisy” for 2010 to make clear what will happen if we ignore that imperative:

Feel free to browse other videos from Young Voters, as well as from Nan herself, on the Hayworth campaign’s YouTube channel.

Young Voters take to the trains!

June 16, 2010

All aboard the 19th District Express!

Young Voters can help put Nan Hayworth over the top in the 19th!

At the Mount Kisco train station at 6:30 this morning, the Young Voters for Nan Hayworth task force met scores of commuters on their way to work. We began greeting commuters by the entrance of the Metro-North Mount Kisco train station. Many were eager to engage in discussions of who Nan is and why she is running to unseat John Hall. Some even proclaimed that “Nan already has my vote.” And the Nan Hayworth pens were a big hit.

In addition to the pens, we distributed information about Nan, such as her principles, the solutions she proposes for our nation’s problems, and her biography.

The Young Voters for Nan Hayworth are committed to informing the district about our wonderful candidate. We will be at a different train station every week, bright and early, right until Election Day on November 2, letting people know who we are, and why we are doing what we are doing.

Nan’s planning to join us personally whenever she can to greet the commuters and answer any questions that they may have.

Overall, the commuters at the Mount Kisco train station, which is Nan’s hometown station, greeted us graciously with open attitudes, even those who were sprinting up the stairs to make the departing train. Our next stop will be the Beacon train station, so please, take a moment to at least grab a pen and something to read for the train ride!