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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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Thorpe taking aim at civil forfeiture laws (access required)

Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff. (Photo by Kelcia Grega/Cronkite News)

It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American Civil Liberties Union. But when it comes to cracking down on law enforcement agencies’ abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws, the conservative Republican finds himself squarely in line with the ACLU’s thinking.

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Former state senator to run for Corporation Commission (access required)

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Former Republican state Sen. Al Melvin is running for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Melvin, who served six years in the Senate before briefly running for governor in 2014, announced on Thursday that he would be seeking a spot on the commission, which has three seats up for grabs in the 2016 election.

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