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Democratic gubernatorial primary a three-way race

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Posted at 10:34 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 13:34:04-04

Three Democrats have filed petitions to be on the primary ballot in the hopes of challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey this fall.

Kelly Fryer, the CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona, filed nearly 11,000 signatures to get on the ballot, according to the Arizona Secretary of State's office.

She's running along with David Garcia, a U.S. Army veteran with a career in public education who filed more than 9,400 signatures. State Sen. Steve Farley, who was elected to the Statehouse in 2006 filed 8,770 signatures.

Libertarian candidate Kevin McCormick has also filed signatures.

Republican and former Secretary of State Ken Bennett has said he's running and has been collecting signatures.

The filing deadline for candidacy is 5 p.m. on May 30.

Arizona's primary is August 28.