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Mr. Davison, pacing back and forth and shouting at times, said his nomination would send a message to Democrats that “I’m coming. Both barrels. Guns loaded.”

Video of his speech Wednesday was posted on YouTube, where it got more than 70,000 views, and spread on other sites.

Mr. Davison told the Repository of Canton that interest in the speech has “spiraled out of control” and that he’s been busy responding to interview requests.

ARIZONA

Judge won’t kick names off ballot

PHOENIX | A federal judge has denied a request by the Arizona Green Party to kick a majority of the party’s candidates off the November ballot.

U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell made the ruling last week, hours after hearing arguments in the case.

The Green Party calls the disputed nominees “sham candidates” and says they were placed on the ballot “to mislead voters and rig the election process.”

Greens and Democrats say Republican officials took advantage of a little-known provision in election law that applies only to the Green Party. It allows people in some cases to become a Green Party nominee with a single write-in vote.

Democrats worry the Green Party nominee would be a tempting option for liberal voters who might otherwise support the Democratic candidate.

From wire dispatches and staff reports