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John Samora/The Arizona Republic

Arizona State Sen. Carlyle Begay announced the suspension of his campaign for northeast Arizona's congressional seat and endorsed Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.

 

At least two of several Arizona GOP delegates that have resigned say it's primarily because they refuse to vote for Donald Trump at next month's national convention.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that nine of the state's 58 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have stepped down.

Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs and Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim reform advocate, say they were willing to go if there was a chance of a contested convention.

Jasser says he also takes issue with Trump's immigration ban specifically targeting Muslims.

A poll conducted earlier this month shows a shift in the race for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick now holds a slight lead over incumbent Republican Senator John McCain. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan says Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein won't be on the November ballot because the state party failed to file its nomination papers for Electoral College delegates.

Reagan said in a statement issued Tuesday that the Green Party failed to meet the June 1 legal deadline. She says she's consulted with Attorney General Mark Brnovich and neither could find a legal way to waive the deadline and accept late nomination papers.

That means the only remedy would be through a court challenge.

Brent Brooks @brentbrooks

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and Gov. Doug Ducey are set to officially certify the results of a special election on school funding and police and fire pension measures.

Thursday's formal canvass of the election results will certify victories for propositions 123 and 124.

Proposition 123 will boost funding for K-12 schools in large part by tapping the state land trust to help add $3.5 billion in new spending over 10 years. It narrowly passed with less than 51 percent of the vote.

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