Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Well, this should be fun. The Arizona Capitol Times (subscription required) reports that Christine Jones, a former executive with the web hosting company GoDaddy.com (that uses sexist, soft-porn ads which objectify women), plans to seek the Republican nomination for governor. Former GoDaddy exec Jones to run for governor:
Christine Jones, a former executive with the web hosting company GoDaddy, plans to seek the Republican nomination for governor.
Jones, who resigned as GoDaddy’s general counsel and executive vice
president last year, told the Arizona Capitol Times that she will file
paperwork for the 2014 governor’s race in the “immediate future,” likely
in mid-to-late August. Jones is already putting a campaign team
together and plans to hire Brian Seitchik, a GOP campaign operative who
has worked in California, Florida and Ohio, to manage her race.
“I took a fair amount of time to carefully consider whether to do
this. And having traveled the state and talked to people from all four
of the corners, it’s clear to me that Arizona can use the type of
leadership that I hope to offer,” Jones said.
During her decade-long tenure with GoDaddy, Jones testified numerous
times before Congress on a wide range of issues, including intellectual
property, online exploitation of children, online pharmacies, the
international governance of the Internet, Chinese Internet censorship
and the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, which GoDaddy originally
supported but later opposed. In January, she founded the Arizona
Research Project, a nonprofit established to “identify issues of
importance to voters” so they can engage their legislators and help
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Jones, who is largely unknown in political
circles, would enter a Republican primary filled with elected officials.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett, state Treasurer Doug Ducey and Sen. Al
Melvin have all filed exploratory committees for the governor’s race.
Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and former Maricopa County Attorney
Andrew Thomas have filed as candidates, and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith is
considering a run.
Sen. Steve Pierce, R-Prescott, may jump into the race as well.
It would seem that Christine Jones is the only woman running for governor, at the moment. I wonder if her campaign ads will be as offensively sexist as the GoDaddy.com ads have been over the years. Is this acceptable to her?