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Mark Finchem leads race for Republican nomination for Arizona Secretary of State

Aug 2, 2022, 9:00 PM | Updated: 10:39 pm

PHOENIX — Mark Finchem leads Beau Lane in the race to secure the Republican nomination for Arizona’s Secretary of State after the first results for the primary election were released Tuesday night.

Finchem, a state representative, had 35% of the votes compared to Lane’s 27% on the first drop of results, according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.

He is hoping to move on to the Nov. 8 general election, where he and the Democratic nominee will face off to replace Katie Hobbs, who is running for governor.

Finchem is in a crowded GOP contingent for the office.

The GOP establishment rallied around Lane in the race, with Gov. Doug Ducey endorsing the advertising executive.

It also included state Rep. Shawnna Bolick, who introduced a bill to let legislators ignore election results and choose their own presidential electors, and state Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, who has long pushed to overhaul election laws.

Finchem worked to overturn Trump’s 2020 loss and has pushed unfounded election fraud conspiracies.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mark Finchem leads race for Republican nomination for Arizona Secretary of State