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Outed AZ Sheriff Quits Romney Campaign, Continues Congress Run

February 19, 2012 01:37:20 pm

Known only as “Jose,” a Mexican immigrant outed Pinal County, Az., Sheriff Paul Babeu, an immigration-hawk congressional candidate who rose to conservative stardom after a cameo appearance in John McCain’s "Dang Fence" campaign ad. In an explosive story published in the Phoenix New Times, relates Newsweek/The Daily Beat, Jose claims that Babeu's lawyer threatened him with deportation if he spilled the beans about their alleged love affair.

Babeu called a press conference on Saturday during which he announced, “I’m gay." He admitted having a “personal relationship” with Jose but said “at no time” did he or anyone who worked for him threaten Jose with deportation. Babeu, 43, a Mitt Romney supporter, said he chose to step down as a co-cochairman of Romney's campaign. Babeu said the Republican Party had a big tent and he would continue campaigning for an Arizona congressional seat.

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