AZ GOP Senate Candidate Jim Lamon Won’t Take PAC Money, ‘Signed Two-Term Limit Pledge’


  • November 20, 2021
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In May, Jim Lamon, Founder and Chairman of DEPCOM Power, a solar energy company, entered the Republican race for Senate in Arizona. Lamon is competing against seven other candidates for the Republican nomination; the winner will face Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in 2022.

This week, I had the opportunity to speak with Lamon about a variety of issues, including his pledge to only serve two terms if elected, and refusing to take money from Political Action Committees (PACs).

According to Lamon’s website, “too many politicians in Washington have their best interests in mind, not yours. They are bought and paid for by lobbyists, answer to special interests, and fail to deliver for the American taxpayer.”

When I asked Lamon if he planned to only serve two terms if elected, he replied: “Already, I have signed the two-term limit pledge.”

As for PAC money and special interests, Lamon stated that such things can be “a very corrupting force” as “those donations that are given come with strings.”

I don’t need to be tied to those who’ve given contributions [in a] given interest via the lobbyist or the PAC. I’m for the taxpayer, and I’m for the American citizen, and fortunately, I can be pure in doing that when I’m there without having those strings attached.

“I am fortunate that with the American people, in particular the people of Arizona, that 90% of the funds received to date, as reported on our financial filings, have come from here in Arizona,” Lamon added. “Yes, a large portion of that is mine because I believe in this country, and I’m going to Washington to be the America First lobbyist. In other words, I’m there for the people.”

Q: Can you talk about “politics as usual,” which is something you’ve talked about on your website, specifically term limits and refusing PAC donations. Would you refuse PAC funds if you were to win the primary?

LAMON: Already, I have signed the two-term limit pledge. I have stated I will not take lobbyist dollars or PAC dollars. I believe that … a very corrupting force of our politicians is that those donations that are given come with strings. I am fortunate that with the American people, in particular the people of Arizona, that 90% of the funds received to date, as reported on our financial filings, have come from here in Arizona. Yes, a large portion of that is mine because I believe in this country, and I’m going to Washington to be the America First lobbyist. In other words, I’m there for the people.

I don’t need to be tied to those who’ve given contributions [in a] given interest via the lobbyist or the PAC. I’m for the taxpayer, and I’m for the American citizen, and fortunately, I can be pure in doing that when I’m there without having those strings attached.

My full interview with Lamon will be released Sunday at The Daily Wire.

Related: AZ GOP Senate Candidate Jim Lamon: Bring ‘Critical Mining, Processing, Manufacturing’ Back To U.S.

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