Republican Abe Hamadeh Unveils Run For Arizona House Seat – One America News Network

SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 04: Arizona Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh participates in a border security roundtable with law enforcement officials at the Cochise County Sheriffs Office on November 04, 2022 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Hamadeh joined Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake to the the southern border region as she outline her plan for border security. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

OAN’s Stephanie Stahl
12:39 PM – Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Abe Hamadeh, a former contender for the position of Arizona’s attorney general, has revealed his candidacy for the 8th Congressional District in Arizona.


Hamadeh, 32, made the announcement on Tuesday, just hours after Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) announced she would not be seeking re-election.

Hamadeh declared his candidacy for Congress and support for former President Donald Trump on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter.

Former President Trump has given his endorsement to Hamadeh’s candidacy for attorney general and is anticipated to extend his support for Hamadeh’s congressional campaign.

Hamadeh previously ran in the general election for attorney general against the current Attorney General, Kris Mayes, and narrowly lost by less than 300 votes. He unsuccessfully tried to convince the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn the results of the election. 

Local media reports indicate that Hamadeh has been instructed to pay Mayes more than $42,000 in legal fees related to the dispute.

Hamadeh is the first candidate to declare his bid for Lesko’s congressional seat. Given the district’s conservative leaning, it is expected that a Republican candidate will secure Lesko’s vacant position. 

However, all attention will be on Arizona in the upcoming election year, as the state has emerged as a pivotal swing state in recent election cycles.

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