In a recent television commercial, GOP gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones boasts that her ad wasn’t paid for by special interests, but with money that she earned herself.
Campaign finance reports show how serious she was.
According to a campaign finance trigger report filed today with the Secretary of State’s Office, Jones pumped another $758,000 into her campaign on Aug. 12.
Self-funding is nothing new for Jones, a wealthy former executive and general counsel at the web hosting company GoDaddy. As of the end of the last campaign finance reporting period on May 31, Jones reported spending nearly $2.1 million of her own money her campaign. Since then, she has spent more than $2 million on television ads.
Doug Ducey, one of Jones’ rivals for the Republican nomination, recently reported self-funding for the first time. He reported putting $200,000 into his campaign on Aug. 8.