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Babeu’s fundraising down from previous quarter (access required)

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's congressional campaign saw a marked decrease in fundraising after he faced allegations in mid-February that he threatened an ex-boyfriend with deportation, but he still raised more money during the quarter than his two Republican rivals in the race.

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Babeu ads set to air until Election Day

Babeu today became the first CD4 candidate to hit the airwaves, launching what his campaign says is the first in a series of television ads that will run through the Aug. 28 primary. The first ad, titled “Hear it from me,” attempts to push back against the stream of negative press the sheriff has received since being outed by the New Times in a February story that alleged he abused his power and threatened to deport an ex-lover if he spoke publicly about their relationship.

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Report: Babeu resists turning over laptop

The Arizona Republic reports the Pinal County Sheriff's Office is not cooperating with efforts by the county's information-technology department to inspect some computer equipment as part of a federal investigation into potentially unlawful on-the-job political activity.

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An unorthodox way of winning CD4 Republican votes

In the first interview he has given to an LGBT media outlet since publicly announcing he is gay, Babeu told the Washington Blade newspaper this week that he will support a variety of pro-gay measures in Congress that will no doubt set him at odds with conservative Republican voters.

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Free falling

Babeu’s support across CD4, but specifically in Pinal County, has nosedived in the wake of the various allegations made against him in recent weeks, according to a poll conducted yesterday by a veteran pollster and provided on the condition of anonymity.

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