“The race in general is going to be crazy,” according to an independent researcher who tracks the far right in Arizona under the nickname Arizona Straight Watch says WIRED. But, they added, they “would always take Chansley over Kern, who is totally corrupt and stupid.”
And while the other candidates may be more politically connected, Chansley still believes he has closer ties to voters in his home district.
“Several of the candidates running here in District 8 don’t even live in District 8. I’ve lived in District 8 for over 30 years,” he told WIRED. “I do a lot of it on my own. It’s just me and God, man.
He is currently working on a campaign website and plans to start going door to door to meet with voters in the coming weeks. Chansley is also looking forward to participating in debates with other candidates. “That’s where I think I’ll shine,” Chansley says. “I’m willing to debate anyone who wants to try.”
When asked if he would participate a candidate forum be hosted by a local community organization Wednesday night, Chalsey said, “most likely.”
Chansley added that he didn’t want any donations for the campaign, but if people wanted to support him, they could do so by purchasing products from his website, including T-shirts, mugs and yoga leggings on representative dressed in the famous QAnon shaman outfit.
Despite having no experience, no money, no backing and no backing, Chansley remains optimistic about winning in 2024.
“I think my chances of winning are good, otherwise God wouldn’t have asked me to run,” Chansley said.