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2nd GOP candidate in race for Giffords’ seat

Dave Sitton (AP Photo)

Tucson businessman and sports broadcaster Dave Sitton is officially in the race to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Sitton announced his run for the Republican nomination in the April 17 special primary election at a Tucson restaurant where he worked during his college years on Thursday. State Sen. Frank Antenori is already in the GOP race, and 2010 Republican nominee Jesse Kelly is expected to announce he’s running on Friday.

One Democrat has announced he is running, but others are expected. State Rep. Matt Heinz announced he would seek Giffords’ southern Arizona congressional seat on Tuesday.

Sitton graduated from the University of Arizona in 1978 and has worked in marketing and communications. He currently is marketing director for the UA Cancer Center and works UA games as a broadcaster.

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