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State Rep. Chad Campbell not running for governor

PHOENIX — House Minority Leader Chad Campbell says he won’t be running for
Arizona governor next year.

The four-term Democratic lawmaker from Phoenix announced the decision Tuesday
on his Facebook page.

Campbell says he needs “to focus on my family and other new business
opportunities that will allow me to improve communities not only in Arizona, but
also across the nation.”

He says he won’t run for anything in 2014, but wouldn’t rule out future runs
for other offices.

Campbell’s decision leaves former state Board of Regents chairman Fred DuVal as
the only Democrat in the gubernatorial race.

Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, Sen. Al Melvin and former Maricopa County
Attorney Andrew Thomas are among those who have filed to run for governor on the
Republican side.


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