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Two Republicans, Filing Early to Take on Raul Grijalva

In other Arizona political news, two Republicans have filed papers to take on five-term Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva. Last year the incumbent won only 50.2 percent against Republican Ruth McClung in a D+6 district that is 54.6 percent Hispanic.

Christopher Flowers has not yet decided whether to run in this district or the new ninth district that will be created as a result of the state’s population growth reflected in the most recent census numbers.

The other candidate who has filed papers is Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, a legal immigrant who spoke out in favor of the state’s controversial law aimed at controlling illegal immigration, S. 1070.

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