May 4, 2016

Babeu files nearly double amount of nomination signatures required

CASA GRANDE –  Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu became the first Congressional District 1 candidate to file his signatures to qualify for the August primary ballot.

CD1 GOP candidates must submit 1,196 signatures to qualify for the ballot and Babeu submitted nearly twice that amout - 2,206 signatures.

“I am honored so many people signed my petitions,” Babeu said. “This campaign is about the people of CD1. Their support is humbling.”

Babeu has raised the most amount of money of any of the Republican candidates and leads in all of the polls released to date.

“People understand that we must secure the border, halt the EPA overreach and grow jobs,” Babeu said. “The message of this campaign is simple: The federal government must work for us not hinder our ability to work.”

Babeu is a veteran of the Iraq War and spent 20 years in the Army National Guard, rising to the rank of major. In addition, Babeu commanded 700 troops on the Arizona-Mexico border as part of Operation Jump Start, which helped reduce illegal immigration and drug smuggling by 94 percent in the Yuma Sector.