Jim Lamon

 
  Republican running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Arizona. He is on the ballot in the Republican primary on August 2, 2022.

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Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. Senate
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
‘No Handouts’ Jim Lamon Defends Accepting Billions In Federal Help At Former Solar Venture
Lamon is the former CEO and founder of DEPCOM Power Inc., a Scottsdale-based utility-scale solar company. In 2019, the Paradise Valley Republican claimed on a Freedom Files podcast that neither he nor DEPCOM “ever asked for a subsidy or handout from anyone.” “No handouts,” Lamon said in March. “We can't have this constant Big Brother government to help. That's not going to allow us to be the strong and the powerful nation that we can be to help our own.” But in December 2020, Lamon accepted $2,660,600 in federal relief from the Paycheck Protection Program, designed by Congress to provide economic reprieve for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities, records show.
Jul. 8, 2022
Jim Lamon Is China's Man
 
Amid Attack Ad Allegations, Anti-China Jim Lamon Defends Business Ties There
"U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Lamon, who spends a lot of money peddling anti-China rhetoric on the airwaves, is in bed with Chinese Communists, a new political ad claims. Lamon, who’s using his own fortune to fund his campaign, is accused by political opponents of bashing Beijing and its cronies with money he earned from lucrative dealings with the Chinese Communist Party."
Jun. 9, 2022
 
In Campaign Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Shoots Gun At Actors Playing Biden, Pelosi And Sen. Mark Kelly
Feb. 10, 2022
 
"A Republican businessman seeking his party’s nomination to face Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) in the fall has released a new Western-style TV ad in which the candidate, dressed as a sheriff, fires a gun at actors portraying Kelly, President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
 
The candidate, energy executive Jim Lamon, said in a tweet that the ad will air during the Super Bowl.
 
Kelly is the husband of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head while greeting constituents outside a Tucson supermarket in 2011. Six people were killed in the shooting rampage and many others were injured.
 
Shannon Watts, the founder of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, called the ad “disgusting.”"

Photo: Twitter

Koch Industries Buys GOP Senate Candidate's Company
 "A division of industrial giant Koch Industries has bought Senate hopeful Jim Lamon's company, likely providing a cash infusion for the Arizona Republican as he pours huge sums of his own money into the race. [...] Lamon has already loaned his campaign $5 million and said he is prepared to spend 10 times that sum."
Dec. 3, 2021
GOP lawmakers Will Appear Alongside White Nationalists, Nazi Apologists, At Rally To Support Insurrectionists
"The most recent slate of speakers also includes Republican state legislators Mark Finchem and Wendy Rogers — the former was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and the latter cheered on the violent failed coup on social media — U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon, and congressional candidates Jeff Zink and Eli Crane."
Sep. 23, 2021
GOP Senate Candidate: US Should Not Accept Afghan Refugees
"The United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon said"
Sep. 16, 2021
GOP Senate Candidates Backed Legal Challenges To The 2020 Election
"Arizona Senate hopeful Jim Lamon, at a July rally with Trump, touted an unsuccessful lawsuit he and other Trump electors filed to challenge his state’s election results as “something that had to be done.”"
Sep. 15, 2021
Arizona Senate Candidate Poured Millions Into Voter Registration Group
"In late April, Lamon, a renewable energy executive, announced his donation to the nonprofit Look Ahead America, designed to help register "tens of thousands of new conservative voters." [...] The group said it planned to use Lamon's $2 million to register and turn out "America First patriots.""
Jun. 10, 2021
Arizona Republican Spends On Ads In New Jersey To Reach Trump
"Trump's endorsement could tip the scales in Arizona's 2022 GOP Senate primary. To gain the upper hand, Lamon is appealing directly to Trump with a 30-second spot touting his border security bona fides exclusively on Fox News in northern New Jersey. The former president is spending the summer on his private golf club in Bedminster, 43 miles west of New York City"
Jun. 2, 2021
Senate Hopeful Jim Lamon Rips Capitol Hill Spending, But His Company Got COVID-19 Relief
May 5, 2021

Solar Executive is 1st GOP Candidate In Arizona Senate Race

"Lamon was one of Trump’s 11 presidential electors in Arizona and would have represented the state in the Electoral College if Trump hadn’t lost to Democrat Joe Biden.
 
After the election, Lamon and the 10 other electors sued alleging Arizona election systems have security flaws that let election workers and foreign countries manipulate results and that those systems switched votes from Trump to Biden. The case was dismissed for failing to provide evidence to back up its claims.
 
Lamon spoke favorably of an ongoing hand recount of votes and review of voting equipment in Maricopa County on behalf of the state Senate. The work is being overseen by a cybersecurity consultant who has cast doubt on the legitimacy of Biden's victory"

May 3, 3021

Gohmert Sues VP Pence Over Role In Declaring Biden As Winner Of Election
"Additional plaintiffs in the suit include ... Jake Hoffman, Anthony Kern, James R. Lamon, ... Kelli Ward"
Dec. 28, 2020
A Who’s Who Met Privately With Trump And McMaster Ahead Of October Fundraiser
"Jim Lamon, founder of Arizona-based solar firm DEPCOM Power"
Jan. 20, 2018

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