Christine Jones, GOP Candidate for Governor and ex-Go Daddy Exec, Arrested for DUI in '04

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Christine Jones, featured at right in a Go Daddy ad, is running for Arizona governor.
Christine Jones, a GOP candidate for governor in 2014 and former lawyer for Go Daddy, was popped for DUI in 2004, records show.

That's right; the woman who was singing for Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a charity event a few days ago was singing the blues in his jail a few years ago.

See also:
- Christine Jones Is Pro-Joe Arpaio, but Seems Clueless About What the Sheriff Does
- Christine Jones Claims She Dislikes Sexy Go Daddy Ads -- Despite Starring in One

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Christine Jones
Not to give her too much grief -- hey, stuff happens. She doesn't appear to be a repeat offender. But she's not Charles Barkley, or even Jan Brewer, who apparently escaped a DUI charge after being pulled over for impaired driving back in the 1980s. When you're a hardcore, right-wing, newbie politician trying to fit in with the Moral Majority set, the revelation of a DUI could be a setback for the campaign.

Records show a DUI filed in Phoenix municipal court on April 14, 2004. She was arrested and cited for impaired driving, having a BAC of more than .08, and an unsafe lane change. She was convicted two years later of two misdemeanors.

Jones sent a statement to New Times about the incident today:

"I was pulled over in 2004 and charged with DUI. There was no one in the car with me at the time, there was no accident and fortunately no one was hurt. I went to court and paid my dues like everyone else. It is a mistake that I very much regret and I am not proud of that night. We are all human and I learned a hard lesson and have never had another incident since then." -- Christine Jones

Her driving record since then has been blemished only by red-light-running charges in 2008 and 2009, and a ticket that was later dismissed this past June for going too fast to avoid a collision.

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106 comments
jmcg051
jmcg051

That  is as crass as the article about her 2004 DUI charge. In fact, if you think about it her lack of understanding as to what his job description is would probly translate to people realizing just how honest and law abibiding a person she really is!!!!!!!!!   So stick that up your chocolate factory and smoke it

jmcg051
jmcg051

that was what 9 or 10 years ago - if that is all you have you aren't doing yourselves anyfavors or causing her any headaches! I mean if that is all you have your attempt at a smear campaign is about as damaging as a glass of water in a dry county.  on the other hand though I am certain you going to do more damage to your own campaign  and are looking like my old friend O M I F  --- Open Mouth Insert Foot.

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

If she is still a Republicant, that's the main strike against her. Why would anyone vote for that ticket of losers?

Bill Bailey
Bill Bailey

It never hurt Margaret Hance when she was a VERY popular Phoenix Mayor. But that was a long time ago, I suppose...

David Tomasi
David Tomasi

Former Mayor Margret Hance, of Phoenix, was arrested twice for DUI. Former Senator Carl Hayden, of AZ, was arrested for DUI.

Lisa Kaiser
Lisa Kaiser

Being a GOP candidate is what is going to hurt Ms Jones' chances for being AZ gov. Haven't we had enough of the GOP dragging our state down???? Time for a sane Dem like Fred DuVal to be gov

Juan Roque
Juan Roque

Nah. Water under the bridge. It ain't like she was peddling meth.

robert_graham
robert_graham

If she was arrested for DUI in 2004 then why would you care?  Why do you object to her arrest but not the people recently arrested for DUI warrants?  Is it because she doesn't have a warrant but the other people do?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

I think we should look at her birth certificate boys - what say you?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

The Tea Party is less popular than the KLAN right now!  At least the Klan can't ruin our economy and shutdown our government, but the KOCH BROTHERS can through their surrogates in the Tea Party Republicant caucus of the House of Representative of the United States of America!

Neil Hounchell
Neil Hounchell

That's my point Francisco. If they were democrat youde never hear a word from the New times. Lol

Paul Murray
Paul Murray

Doesn't matter, what dies matter, she supported Sherriff Joe Arpaio

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

OH! but if it were a Democrat, you'd be all over the article and praising them for reporting it. Moron!

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

Not in Arizona. Having DUI's or have been convicted of violations are a prerequisite for the GOP. Tome Horne and Russel Pearce are great examples. We do not need another CEO in office that's only going to cater to "Big Business".

Jd Wolfmeyer
Jd Wolfmeyer

no...beacuse she lives in the dui capital of the country...it probably helps her chances because people can relate

timdlittle
timdlittle

Wow! The tea party shills are on here pushing it hard. Must suck to be the member of a back wards dying movement. Founded in big money and drowning in bigotry, mythology and ignorance.

timdlittle
timdlittle

But she is another vapid tea party shill. 

Don Collins
Don Collins

There's been other LIBERAL Governors with worse records and won, you go Christine, hope your half as good as Gov. Brewer !!!

Dave Wilhelmi
Dave Wilhelmi

Can't hold her liquor? She's good to go as a politico in my book. ;)

Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis

Nope, Corbett. It's mudslinging no matter who does it. But, having said that, no one does good reporting in the mainstream media because they don't do that for your lefty DEM candidates. I think you finally found your blanky 'cause you're sounding awfully smug.

Corbett Brattin
Corbett Brattin

Yeah, right. It's "mudslinging" if it's about one of your righty GOP candidates. Just good reporting if it's about a progressive democrat though, right Jeff?

Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis

This is call mudslinging. It's an indictment in the form of a question. Y'know like, "Are the so-called reporters at Phoenix New Times a bunch of scum-sucking pigs?" Like that.

Frank Steele
Frank Steele

Great reporting from the rube times as usual.

Frank Steele
Frank Steele

I could probably give you 3 to 5 tries to describe what you "think" the tea party is, and you still would get it right.

Frank Steele
Frank Steele

"Read, inform yourselves" Asking a bit much aren't you? Why should i when the drive-by media can spoon feed me their take on reality. "All the news fit to print" nuff said. Most so called "Journalists" aren't guilty of lies of commission, but lies of omission.

Alex Vasquez IV
Alex Vasquez IV

Thanks to our convoluted set of DUI laws, its becoming more common among people here these days anyway, and losing its harsher stigma along the way. Years ago it certainly would have made a difference, but now she could probably use something like this to offer insight into a side of the system her opponents don't have & connect to a silently growing segment of our voting population who have dealt with that life changing offense

scohen28
scohen28

Fred Duval is not the answer. Remember how Janet (I can see Mexico from my front porch) Napolitano left our state with a serious deficit and drained our rainy day fund? Oh, maybe that's what Obama saw in her? Mmm, mmm, mmm....

timdlittle
timdlittle

@robert_graham  only one thing to me keeps her out of contention for the job. She's a paid shill for the uber rich in the guise of a faux populist movement funded by greedy SOB's who want a return to of the surf class. There will be a redistribution of wealth.  Either by the vote or by the stick.

badhatharry
badhatharry

Hey Repubs and Tea Party morons...I got a phrase that you're gonna need to learn. Repeat after me: President. Hillary. Clinton. 

Your stupidness, ignorance, and bigotry has ensured us ANOTHER Dem victory in 2016. Thank you Tea Party!

robert_graham
robert_graham

@ExpertShot You just don't like the Tea Party because they tell the truth and you don't want the truth to be known.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@timdlittle Tsk, tsk, tsk. Ain't that just too damnn bad. The truth is being announced loud and clear and you don't like it do you?

DNichols
DNichols

The "Tea Party" was doing far better before they chose to be Racist, Vile,  Disgusting Bigots that even Baptised Nazi's?!

The "Tea Party" started out against Big Out of Control Government , then found it was much easier to Persecute America's Hardest Workers under the Guise of a Phony "Border War".

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Keith Showalter It's not half as bad as some of the libtards have done.

ray.stern
ray.stern moderator

@Jeff Davis You're mis-defining mudslinging, Jeff. For it to be mudslinging, her opponent would have to use the information against her. Mudslinging based on this revelation may still happen but the election is more than a year away. For us scum-sucking pig journalists, this is an inherently non-partisan news tidbit, well within the comfort zone of legitimate public interest. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Jeff Davis Yes they are and it's sickening. I'd like to see them fold and go out of business.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@Jeff DavisThe mud looks good on her - like it was meant to be there.  Maybe she'll star in another commercial - "True Mud". 

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@Frank SteeleYou know, I WOULD get it right like you say.  It's pretty easy, take millions of dollars from multinational industrialists with no allegiance to the US Constitution and mix it with a bunch of low brown whack job losers from the Republicant party and viola' a TEA PARTY!

Then again, perhaps an encyclopedia would get it right -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement


scohen28
scohen28

@badhatharry God help us if Clinton becomes president...4 Americans are dead because of her...don't forget that when you vote. Benghazi is not going away and wouldn't it be loverly if her opponent was Trey Gowdy??!! BWAHAHAHA...he'd bury her.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5FwBnCU6WU  I would LOVE to SEE THAT. She needs to be put away like the dog she is.

ssn0
ssn0

@badhatharry From Christine's blog: 

Christine Jones isn't just funding Democrats through the GoDaddy PAC, she seems to really like Hillary Clinton as evidenced by her predictions and blog posts:

8. Secretary Hillary Clinton will become even more powerful and well-respected as she negotiates for America overseas. This will have the side-effect of causing pundits to acknowledge she should have been the Democratic candidate for president in 2008.

TRUE: Not only was Secretary Clinton selected as the most admired woman in American for an unprecedented 16th time, but she has been basically single handedly running US relations with foreign governments. In fact, admiration for her has grown so substantially, there have been several grass roots movements to either get her to run for president and challenge president Obama in a Democratic primary, or at the very least, to replace vice president Biden on the 2012 ticket.

30 Dec 2011

http://rudysyndrome.com/2011/12/30/2010-score-card.aspx

4. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will continue to stand out as a capable and respected leader and a commanding presence in US international relations, causing even more Democrats to wonder why she wasn't their candidate in 2008, and calling for her to replace vice president Biden as president Obama's running mate in the 2012 general election, or better yet, to challenge the president in a Democratic primary.

TRUE. In fact, Secretary Clinton's recent resignation as Secretary of State has generated all sorts of talk about her inevitable run for president in 2016. She has made her boss and her party look good with her tireless efforts to represent the US abroad for the past four years. She will be a formidable force in the coming years.

29 Dec 2012

http://rudysyndrome.com/2012/12/29/2012-score-card.aspx

6. Americans, regardless of party-affiliation or political involvement, will begin to realize what an effective Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was, as her replacement begins to be scrutinized for failing to live up to the incredibly high standard she set.

8. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, will move back to her home state of New Mexico to pursue the continuation of her extremely successful and politically astute career in the public sector, this time seeking national office.

10. And, evidence of global warming will continue to mount, regardless of the insistence by some that, despite all scientific evidence to the contrary, global warming is pure fiction.

1 Jan 2013, 9:41 PM

http://rudysyndrome.com/2013/01/01/predictions-for-2013.aspx

Senator Clinton: Demonstrative Persistence

You talk about a strong finish. Senator Clinton not only stayed in to fight to the end, she won almost every primary in the past two months. Why the democrats thought it was better to go with the nominee who has no momentum going into the convention is baffling. Nevertheless, it appears, barring some miracle (for which we are still praying), Senator Obama will be the democratic nominee.

You must know by now that Senator Clinton's campaign is saying she will concede the democratic nomination to Senator Obama within the next two days. The good news is she has all the power right now. She can make or break the election for the democrats just by answering a simple yes or no question: will she agree to join the ticket as Senator Obama's running mate? Yes or no?

If she says yes: the democrats go into general election season, which started today, with the dream team. The ticket that is unstoppable. The combination of experience and charisma that is only found in John Grisham novels and cheesy television dramas. The one-two punch that makes the republicans shudder in their we-are-not-the-third-term-of-Bush boots.

If she says no: the democrats might as well pack it up. The formidable republican nominee, the super war hero, the tortured and beaten prisoner of war, the Rocky Balboa of political campaigning, the comeback kid, the incredibly energetic and hard working Senator McCain who out campaigns candidates half his age, will leave the democrats wishing the rules committee had counted all the votes in Michigan and Florida after all. Without Senator Clinton, the election is Senator McCain's to lose.

Regardless: Senator Clinton has demonstrated the kind of tenacity and toughness that this blog is designed to inspire. She proved that not only was she in the game to win, but she played it expertly and ended up, although she doesn't have the delegates, with all the power to determine the next president of the United States of America. She made some horrific mistakes along the way, and she is paying a dear price for it. But, she simply never gave up. Her drive and singular determination in the face of inequitable treatment and criticism provide an example which every young dreamer can and should follow. She developed her skill on par with her talent and gave 100% to the goal she set so many years ago. And, for that level of commitment and drive, we here at The Rudy Syndrome salute her.

Posted by Atty Jones at 4 Jun 2008, 8:48 PM
http://rudysyndrome.com/2008/06/04/senator-clinton-demonstrative-persistence.aspx

robert_graham
robert_graham

@DNichols Did you know that Rev. Al Sharpton and AG Eric Holder are two of the most disgusting racist and vile bigots on this planet today? It's thrue they are.  Where is your proof that the Tea party is racist? Is it because they supprot responsible government and oppose wasteful spending and free entitlements just to name a few?  That's not racist, it's American.

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