JIM SHARPE

AZ Political Podcast: Jon Gabriel on state of Arizona Republican Party, upcoming races

May 17, 2024, 4:25 AM

PHOENIX — This week on the AZ Political Podcast, I get to do something fun that I haven’t done in a while: talk to my friend Jon Gabriel while he has a microphone in front of him.

Jon, a conservative writer and content creator, whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Post and on CNN (among other places), is best known as @exjon on X. It’s where he regales his legion of fans with wit and wisdom.

A Valley resident since the age of six, Jon explains how he’s watched the Arizona Republican Party morph into a political machine that has him asking, “are Republicans even interested in winning elections?”

After that, we discuss Congressman David Schweikert‘s vulnerability in Arizona’s Congressional District 1 race; the upcoming presidential debates; and, randomly, what life is like on a nuclear submarine (although it’s not that random because Jon served on one in the Navy).

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AZ Political Podcast: Jon Gabriel on state of Arizona Republican Party, upcoming races