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Arizona GOP group votes to not support McCain

Posted at 7:44 AM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 09:44:01-05

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A group of Arizona Republicans are vowing to vote for anyone but U.S. Sen. John McCain in this year's GOP senate primary.
    
The Republican Party of Maricopa County said Sunday that precinct committeemen approved a resolution to support another candidate.
    
Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer said in a statement that the senator's recent vote to increase the national debt while fully funding Planned Parenthood shows he is more aligned with President Barack Obama than Arizona voters.
    
About 2,000 precinct committeemen made the decision during their annual meeting.
    
Kelli Ward, a physician from Lake Havasu City, resigned her state Senate seat to run against McCain in the primary.
    
The same group voted to formally censure McCain two years ago for what they saw as an insufficiently conservative voting record.