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Gowan and Babeu join 1st Congressional District race (access required)

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The GOP primary in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District is officially a crowd. Speaker of the Arizona House David Gowan and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu both entered the race today, ending months of exploring by the two and bringing the number of Republicans vying for the nomination to five.

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Jones considering CD9 run against Sinema (access required)

Former GoDaddy CEO and Arizona gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Republicans’ dream of finding a serious challenger to Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema may be a step closer to reality. Christine Jones, the former GoDaddy executive who sought the GOP nomination for governor in 2014, is considering a run for the 9th Congressional District. Jones told the Arizona Capitol Times that she will meet with officials from the National Republican Congressional Committee next week.

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House Republicans want oversight of speaker’s ‘excessive spending’ (access required)

Speaker of the House David Gowan praises the work of legislators in finishing the legislative session quickly on April 15, 2015. (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

House Speaker David Gowan’s Republican colleagues don’t trust him with the power of the House purse. Gowan told the Arizona Capitol Times that the House has plans in place for a large-scale construction project. The project, which Gowan said is still in the planning phase, will include installing showers and building a new “multi-purpose” room, a massive overhaul of the House basement and offices there, along with new carpet throughout the House.

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