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Thorpe drops senate bid for run for county supervisor

Flagstaff Rep. Bob Thorpe announced this week he will abandon his run for the state Senate, bowing out of a contentious Republican primary in a northern Arizona district Democrats view as one of their best shots at flipping the state Legislature.

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