Ariz. GOP chairman wants probes of Goddard, Sinema

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PHOENIX -- The state Republican chairman is calling for investigations of whether Attorney General Terry Goddard and a Democratic legislative leader are in violation of Arizona's right-to-run law.

The 1980 voter-approved law requires elected officials to step down if they declare candidacies for another office before their current term's final year.

Republican Chairman Randy Pullen says statements by Goddard and Representative Kyrsten Sinema that they intend to run for other offices cross the line and warrant appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate.

Goddard spokeswoman Anne Hilby says Pullen is engaging in a 'frivolous political stunt.' But she says the office will review Pullen's request, with an official other than Goddard making the final decision.

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