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Carmona raises $570,000 in Senate race

Richard Carmona (File photo)

Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona’s campaign says he has raised $570,000 in six weeks for his bid for the U.S. Senate.

Carmona officially entered the race in November for the seat now held by retiring Republican Jon Kyl. He was aggressively recruited by Democratic leaders who hope he will appeal to the Arizona’s moderate and independent voters.

While quarterly campaign finance reports aren’t due until the end of the month, Carmona’s campaign announced the total on Monday.

More than 300 individuals have contributed so far, but the campaign declined to release more details until the campaign finance report is filed.

Carmona will face lesser-known Don Bivens, an attorney and former state party chairman, in the primary. U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and businessman Will Cardon will battle for the Republican nomination.

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