The Rookies: Nan Hayworth Makes Strong Push for Congress in New York

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In a statement to ABC News, Hall's spokesman Patrick McGarrity says Hayworth "has repeatedly pledged this and has endorsed numerous, radical economic plans that call for privatization."

Hayworth denies the charge.

"It's a desperation tactic," she says, brushing it off as a non-issue. "I do not advocate for the privatization of Social Security."

The mother of two boys, Hayworth shows no signs of backing down. In a wide-ranging interview, she gives thoughtful answers to a broad array of questions.

While she touts on her website that "our Constitutional freedoms must be defended and protected," she strikes a conciliatory tone on a handful of recent issues dealing with the First Amendment.

On the Supreme Court case determining whether protests at military funerals are protected by the right to free speech, she says, "They're hideous and I'd like to see them stopped." On the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero, she says, "It would be a gesture of true peace and reconciliation if Imam Rauf voluntarily moved the mosque to a different location or invited a synagogue or church to join them in that building."

With Election Day fast approaching, Hayworth sounds confident of victory. Asked if she's going to defeat Hall, she sounds like the most famous Tea Partier of all, Sarah Palin.

"You bet," she replies.

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