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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks during a news conference Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Florence, Ariz., announcing that the buried bodies of missing couple Michael and Tina Careccia were recovered from the home of 38-year-old Jose Valenzuela. Valenzuela was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Log Cabin Republicans demand Democrats pull 'homophobic' ad against gay candidate

The Log Cabin Republicans on Tuesday called for Democrats to retract and apologize for an attack ad against Arizona Republican congressional candidate Paul Babeu, denouncing it as "homophobic" and a "sick smear." The 30-second ad released by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee cites a controversy over child-abuse allegations in 2000 at a school for troubled youths once run by Mr. Babeu, who is openly gay. Published September 6, 2016