By Richard Ruelas Arizona Republic
Ron Watkins claimed generational ties to Arizona and again denied being the author of the Q writings that started the global QAnon phenomenon during an interview with The Arizona Republic on Friday about his announced run for Congress.
Watkins spoke about at least one of his legislative priorities. He said he was drafting a bill that, if it were enacted, would have ensured more coverage of stories about a supposed stolen laptop belonging to President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
Watkins, who earlier this year was living in Japan, said that he spent some of his childhood in Yuma, a southern Arizona city near the Mexico border, though he was fuzzy on what years those were.
But Watkins said he was running as a Republican for Congress in northern Arizona against Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran because he considered him “low-hanging fruit” compared to the state’s other Democrats.
“He’s in a very competitive district,” Watkins said during the phone interview. “I have a strong chance to win out there.”
Watkins said that he “had an address” in Sedona, but was staying in the Phoenix area. He said he planned to open a campaign headquarters in Flagstaff. He said he planned to file paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission by Monday, allowing him to raise money — something Watkins had not done as of Thursday night when he announced his run. Campaign events, he said, would soon follow.
Is Watkins Q?