AZ Republicans form group supporting Obama

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PHOENIX - An unknown number of Arizona Republicans have formed a group that's supporting Democrat Barack Obama.

Bob Turner, a retired military veteran who helped found Arizona Republicans for Obama, says Obama's poise during debates with Republican John McCain showed the Democrat has the right qualities to be president.

Other group members include Jill Corbet Bergen, whose father is former Republican state Sen. Leo Corbet.

The Obama campaign says it doesn't know how many Arizona Republicans are members of the group and that the group isn't affiliated with a Web site of the same name.

The Web site is operated by two conservative Republicans who say they support Obama because they want Democrats to be blamed for the country's economic hard times.