No news to print? Non-announcements work

Christine Jones, who lost the six-way Arizona GOP gubernatorial Primary Election to Doug Ducey by over 20 percent, tells the increasingly devoid of news daily she will not campaign for the 9th Congressional District in 2016. The Congressional seat is currently held by uber-liberal Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, warmly endorsed by the Arizona Republic in 2012.

Referencing CD 9, Jones said, “Although [it] appears eminently winnable, pursuing a seat in Congress at this time is not the highest and best use of my time.”

While she indicated she’d be open to looking at the race again in the future, Jones neglected to say how she’s currently making the “highest and best use” of her time.

We have to hand it to Christine Jones for contriving such a clever political strategy. Few would-be contenders would wait until a vulnerable congressional newcomer is more deeply entrenched before mounting a challenge. Ms. Jones obviously has a plan, as evidenced by her too-late-to-be-a-viable-contender, non-announcement braggadocio. She’s just holding it close to her vest.

6 Responses to No news to print? Non-announcements work

  1. state committeeman says:

    Ho hum, yawn, yawn…. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Maybe her mythical stint in the military or her California mythical stint as prosecuter when in reality the imaginative law clerk has some honesty issues that are worthy of Hillary’s repertoire.

  2. CD 8 PC says:

    Pretty funny….making news for doing nothing. Does this speak more about the non-candidate Christine Jones or the no-news Arizona Republic newspaper? I’d call it a draw.

    • Vince says:

      Yep.
      “Announcements” like this are always good for a laugh. I’m announcing I’m not doing anything.

      It’s always a slow news day at the AZ Repugnant.

  3. Observer says:

    Woo hoo! That’s some damning link to Kyrsten Sinema’s newspaper endorsement. A lot I didn’t know. She portrays herself as a patriotic veteran’s advocate and pro-women’s issues. From her history, that’s nowhere near the case. How’d someone with her sleazy views and extremist political background get elected to congress?

  4. Maggie says:

    Christine Jones, identifying herself as a “Public Figure” is Arizona’s version of Carly Fiorina…a McRINO desperately trying to pass herself off as conservative. She’s also not very aware of Arizona’s geography. She said illegals were crossing the Rio Grande river to get into our state.
    The Rio Grande doesn’t come near Arizona, the state she wanted to govern.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande#/media/File:Riogranderivermap.png

  5. Blackbeard says:

    This was posted to her still up governor’s site:
    https://www.facebook.com/jonesforgovernor/?fref=nf
    NOT RUNNING FOR CONGRESS
    “Friends, over the past several months, we’ve looked carefully at running for Congress against Rep Kyrsten Sinema. I’ve decided to pass on that opportunity this cycle. But, stay tuned, I’ll be making another announcement soon. As always, thanks very much for your kindness and support!”

    Sounds like double talk to me.