The ‘QAnon shaman’ involved in Jan. 6 Capitol attack may run as Libertarian for Congress

Jacob Chansley Aims for Congressional Seat

Jacob Chansley, famously known as the “QAnon shaman” from Arizona, has set his sights on pursuing a political career by running for Congress in Arizona’s 8th District.

Legal History and Intentions

Previously sentenced to 41 months in prison for his involvement in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, Chansley recently filed paperwork with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office to contest as a Libertarian in the 2024 general election.

Controversial Capitol Incident

During the infamous event, Chansley boldly entered the U.S. Senate chambers, leaving a note for Vice President Mike Pence, ominously stating, “It’s only a matter of time. Justice is coming!” This act cemented his image as a recognizable figure related to the assault.

Challenges and Competition

Despite the restrictions posed by Arizona law on convicted felons, the U.S. Constitution allows felons to pursue federal office, opening the door for Chansley to enter the crowded congressional race to succeed Rep. Debbie Lesko.

Competitors in the Race

Joining a diverse pool of candidates, Chansley will face tough competition from other contenders like Ben Toma, Blake Masters, Abe Hamadeh, Anthony Kern, Trent Franks, Seth Coates, Isiah Gallegos, Jimmy Rodriguez, Rollie Stevens, and Brandon Urness.

For more political news, read about a Conservative Arizona lawmaker using campaign funds for Jan. 6 travel.

For further inquiries, contact reporter Ryan Randazzo at or 602-444-4331. Follow his updates on social media: @UtilityReporter.

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Read More of this Story at – 2024-05-12 18:28:44

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