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Updated Aug 7, 2014 - 9:55 am

Arizona governor candidate Andrew Thomas approved for Clean Elections funding

PHOENIX — Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has been granted
nearly $754,000 in public funds for his effort to win the Republican nomination
for Arizona governor.

Thomas originally fell short of the required number of qualifying contributions
to win funding from the Citizens Clean Election Commission. He filed
additional $5 contributions this week and was notified by the Secretary of
State’s office Thursday that he met the 4,500 contribution requirement.

Thomas lost his law license in 2012 because of failed corruption investigations
that he and county Sheriff Joe Arpaio launched against political opponents.

He is one of six Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor in the
Aug. 26 primary. State Sen. Al Melvin dropped out Monday after failing to win
public funding.


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