Former GoDaddy exec running for Arizona governor

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by Associated Press

Video report by 3TV political editor Dennis Welch

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 29 at 11:47 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A former executive for internet company GoDaddy has filed nominating petitions to enter the Republican primary for Arizona governor.

Christine Jones, a former executive and legal counsel for GoDaddy, filed Monday on the opening day of the regular filing period for the August primary.

Jones is running without public funding and touting her conservative credentials.

Secretary of State Ken Bennett was able to file for the GOP governor's primary on April 10 because he gathered enough signatures and $5 contributions to qualify for public campaign funding.

Other announced Republican candidates include former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, state Treasurer Doug Ducey, state Sen. Al Melvin, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and former California congressman Frank Riggs. Fred DuVal is only well-known Democratic candidate.

Jones to file paperwork for GOP governor's primary

PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Internet company executive Christine Jones says she'll file her nominating petitions to enter the Republican primary for Arizona governor.

Jones plans to file Monday morning on the opening day of the regular filing period for the August primary.

Secretary of State Ken Bennett was able to file for the GOP governor's primary on April 10 because he gathered enough signatures and $5 contributions to qualify for public campaign funding.

Jones is running without public funding. She's a former executive and legal counsel for GoDaddy who touts her conservative credentials in the race.

Other announced Republican candidates include former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, state Treasurer Doug Ducey, state Sen. Al Melvin, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and former California congressman Frank Riggs.

Fred DuVal is only well-known Democratic candidate.

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