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May withdraws from House race in LD17

Former lawmaker Steve May announced Sept. 13 he is terminating his campaign for the House in Legislative District 17. May got on the November ballot after winning a spot in the primary as a write-in candidate. His presence as a Republican in the swing district that spans Tempe and Scottsdale posed a threat to two Democratic challengers.

The openly gay former lawmaker gained recent headlines for his brazen acknowledgement that he helped four "street people" get on the ballot as Green Party candidates.

RELATED: May's recruit drops out after arrest - then doubles back

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Quayle raps Parker on fed investigation; barbs traded on ‘poster boy’ quip (access required)

Republican congressional candidate Ben Quayle has issued a stinging rebuke to rival Vernon Parker for his statement that Quayle "rented a family" in campaign mailers that depict him with two young girls. Quayle called Parker a "flawed" candidate and took a shot of his own in a press statement, dredging up a 2008 U.S. Small Business Administration investigation that alleged Parker falsified documents to obtain a $1.2 million federal government contract for his consulting business.

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Allegations of long-simmering political feud mark constable race (access required)

One of Rep. Ben Miranda’s political rivals in the three-way Democratic constable race — Constable Jimmie Munoz, Sr. — is leveling allegations that Miranda has no intention of fulfilling the constable post or leaving his law practice. Munoz, who is seeking his third term as constable, said Miranda is trying to “spoil the vote” because of a long-simmering rivalry between the pair.

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Chamber endorses 44 Republicans, 8 Democrats (access required)

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on June 22 released its candidate endorsements for the state House and Senate. The business group endorsed 52 candidates - 17 Senate and 35 House candidates - who they said share the Chamber's "pro-business, free-market agenda."

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