Smith Grabs Backing of Former GOP Nominees

Trump won the district by 1 point.

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Ally Mutnick
June 6, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

State Sen. Steve Smith (R) an­nounced en­dorse­ments from the last three AZ-01 GOP nom­in­ees: former Pin­al County Sher­iff Paul Babeu (R), former state Speak­er Andy To­bin (R) and former state Sen. Jonath­an Paton (R). (re­lease) Smith plans to chal­lenge Rep. Tom O’Haller­an (D) in the sprawl­ing Ari­zona dis­trict that Don­ald Trump won by 1 point.

O’Haller­an beat Babeu for the seat last cycle after former Rep. Ann Kirk­patrick (D) va­cated to run for Sen­ate.


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