Video: A Conversation With Nan Hayworth

Posted December 27, 2009 at 9:15pm

Note: Part of a series of video interviews with 2010 congressional candidates who stop by the CQ-Roll Call offices. Over the course of the next year, we will feature interviews from as many top races as possible. Watch other interviews in this series here.

After failing to recruit a strong candidate in 2008, Republicans think they have found in ophthalmologist Nan Hayworth a challenger who can give sophomore Rep. John Hall , D-N.Y., a run for his money in 2010.

Despite her lack of political experience, Republicans say Hayworth’s accomplishments in the medical field — until 2005 she was a partner in the Mount Kisco Medical Group — her tough talk on fiscal discipline, her ability to self-fund and her personable nature could make her a formidable opponent in a district where President Obama edged Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., just 51 percent to 48 percent.

 — Emily Cadei