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Abraham Hamadeh will face Kris Mayes in Arizona attorney general race

Political newcomer Abraham Hamadeh rode former President Donald Trump’s endorsement to win the GOP’s nominee for Arizona attorney general.

The Associated Press called the race for Hamadeh on Wednesday morning. With 97% of precincts reporting, Hamadeh has 32% of the vote, followed by Rodney Glassman with just under 24%, Andrew Gould with 17%, and Dawn Grove with about 13%. Lacey Cooper and Tiffany Shedd received less than 10% of the vote each.

There were six Republicans and a lone Democrat eyeing a job that could have have an outsized role on issues like abortion and election integrity.

Hamadeh, a former Maricopa County prosecutor and intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, has indicated he will defend whichever Arizona abortion law prevails.

But Democratic candidate Kris Mayes, an attorney and university professor who served for seven years on the Arizona Corporation Commission, said she supports abortion rights and doesn't consider either of the two laws to be constitutional.

Mayes ran unopposed for her party's nod. She calls herself the “lawyer of the people” and says she’ll fight for voting rights, the environment and the state’s most vulnerable people.

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Ben Giles is a senior editor at KJZZ.