John David Hayworth, Jr. (born July 12, 1958), usually known as J. D. Hayworth, is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007 from the 5th District of Arizona (map). He was a television sportscaster and radio journalist before being elected to the House. He hosted a conservative talk radio program on KFYI in Phoenix until January 2010, when he resigned due to his run for Senate.
Hayworth was unsuccessful in his race against incumbent Senator John McCain for the Republican nomination to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate in 2010.
Hayworth was born in High Point, North Carolina. His grandfather, Ray Hayworth, was a Major League Baseball catcher from 1926 to 1945. Hayworth received a bachelor's degree in speech communications and political science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh in 1980.