by Jim Nintzel
Jesse Kelly, the failed Republican candidate who pretended to care about Southern Arizona and then got out of here as fast as he could after losing two races for Congress, wasn't just an arrogant jerk when it came to dealing with the local media.
He was also pretty bad with the national guys, if this tidbit from Stuart Rothenberg is any indication:
Least Favorite Candidate Interviews of 2012
OK, so not every candidate interview is a good one. Maryland Democrat Rob Garagiola, Florida Republican Connie Mack and Arizona Republican Jesse Kelly interviewed far worse than any other candidates this cycle, so they share this award.
Garagiola, who I believe is still my state senator, came off as arrogant and smug. Those two words also describe outgoing Congressman Mack, who seemed to have a chip on his shoulder even before we shook hands. And Kelly was the least cooperative candidate I’ve ever met, refusing even to reflect on why he had lost his previous congressional race.
Kelly, who swore he never wanted to be a politician and couldn't wait to get back to running the family construction business once he had defeated the nation's libs, is now hard at work using his snake-oil-salesman charm to convince people to pour money into Citizens United.