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10/19/2013 12:59 pm ET Updated Oct 20, 2013

GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Sings To Joe Arpaio, Botches Geography

One Republican gubernatorial hopeful looked to literally amplify her 2014 chances earlier this week.

Appearing at a Wednesday charity fundraiser for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Arizona GOP candidate for governor Christine Jones put on a show, taking the stage to voice her support. KTVK-TV obtained video of Jones singing a tune from the musical "Wicked," as well as her praising Arpaio for his "integrity and honesty."

"So I very much respect the way that you have led with integrity and honesty and should I be fortunate enough to be governor while you're the sheriff I hope that you and I will continue that tradition together," Jones said.

Jones' appearance also included some questionable comments. The KTVK-TV clip shows her claim to the crowd that Arpaio "goes down into the desert and puts out water so people won't die coming across the Rio Grande." TPM pointed out that the Rio Grande does not run through Arizona and KTVK-TV reached out to officials who said they were unaware of Arpaio doing that.

Jones, who previously served as Executive Vice President of GoDaddy.com, announced in August that she was running for governor.

“Republicans across Arizona have encouraged me to run for governor and their support is both inspiring and humbling,”she said in a statement. “Now it’s time for me to work for Arizona since Arizona has been so good to me.”

Current Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will see her second term end in 2014, and according to the state constitution, that is the limit. But since Brewer took over in the middle of former Governor and eventual Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's second term, questions have emerged as to whether the rule applies in this case.

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