A new report from Axios found that Jim Lamon has ignored the required deadline to disclose his financial dealings, while at the same time donating $2 million of his own undisclosed money to fund his campaign. This comes after Lamon’s company gave $300,000 to help fund the Arizona GOP and their sham review of the 2020 election and gave another $2 million to a dark money group to boost his campaign and give himself a tax break.
This is not the first time Lamon has been caught putting political and personal gain ahead of Arizonans. Back in May, Lamon expressed his opposition to federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, despite the fact that his company pocketed $2.6 million of taxpayer money from the business relief program.
Lamon is running for the Republican nomination to challenge Senator Mark Kelly (D), who has focused his time in the Senate finding bipartisan solutions for hard-working Arizonans and pushing back against corporate and dark money special interests. Unlike Lamon, Senator Kelly answers only to the people of Arizona, not to dark money special interests or personal financial interests.
“Time and time again, Lamon has proven he is willing to do and say anything to advance his personal profits and political interests–this time breaking disclosure laws to hide the source of the millions of dollars he is spending to try to buy an election,” said End Citizens United // Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller. “Lamon is just another self-serving politician who thinks dark money should decide who wins this election instead of Arizona voters. He is emblematic of everything wrong with politics today. It is clear that if elected, Lamon would put himself and his dark money allies ahead of the people of Arizona.”