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Hundreds file to run for Arizona legislature

PHOENIX — More than 200 candidates will run for the 90 seats in the
Arizona Legislature in the fall.

The Arizona Republic reported candidates including
veteran lawmakers and newcomers filed nominating petitions in time for the
Wednesday deadline.

The Republic said nearly one-fourth of House and Senate members will not be
running for re-election because of term limits, retirement or for other
political ambitions.

The filings will open a 10-day challenge period where candidates and their
supports may question whether other candidates met all election criteria.

Officials said the courts have 10 days to settle any challenges.

The legislative candidates will face off in Aug. 28 primary races.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com