Christine Jones decided to get into politics after retiring from her job as general counsel for, the Scottsdale-based Internet giant that licenses domain names. Jones started working for the company in 2002, when it was still a start-up with a few dozen employees and left after it was sold in 2011.

Jones’ platform includes promises to grow jobs, cut taxes, protect the U.S. Constitution, oppose Common Core and battle illegal immigration. That final topic is a big focus on the campaign; last month, Jones released a border-protection plan that included a call for National Guard troops on the border and more state funding for Southern Arizona sheriffs, border-wall construction and surveillance cameras to detect border crossers, earning the endorsement of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.

Jones had raised nearly $2.3 million for her campaign as of May 31, including $1.6 million she had lent herself. She has spent more than $1.3 million.

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