According to an Associated Press projection, Arizona’s GOP attorney general primary has gone to Abe Hamadeh, whom former Pres. Donald Trump backed.
A political newcomer, Hamadeh is a criminal defense attorney who previously worked in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The race was called the following morning after election day. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Hamadeh received 32 percent of the vote, eight points more than his closest competitor.
Republican hopefuls Rodney Glassman, Andrew Gould, Dawn Grove, Lacey Cooper, and Tiffany Shedd were all beaten by Abe Hamadeh.
In his support, Trump wrote, “Hamadeh understands what happened in the 2020 election and will enforce voting laws to make our elections free and fair once more.”
He also complimented Hamadeh on his dedication to border security, opposing big tech, and defending the second amendment.
“Hammadeh will go after the drug cartels to secure and stop the invasion of our Southern Border,” Mr. Trump said, “and is dedicated to the Constitution, equal justice under the law, and our Military and Veterans.”
“He will face off against ‘woke’ Big Tech and the Radical Left. He will also defend our Great Second Amendment, which is under attack now more than ever before,” according to Trump.
Hamadeh recently discussed his intention to designate Mexican drug cartels as “terrorist organizations” if he is elected Arizona’s attorney general with Breitbart News.
“I remember I discussed it in the past when discussing whether to label drug cartels as terrorist organizations,” Hamadeh said. “That would be one of my top priorities because of all of the fentanyl that has been pouring into the country. I mean, it’s killed hundreds of thousands of young Americans.”
“I’ll urge the next governor of Arizona to set up a state guard to protect our southern border,” said Hamadeh. “So I’m requesting that the state guard be formed so that we may effectively patrol our border without having to seek permission from the federal government,” he added.
On big tech, Hamadeh indicated that he is “considering” declaring Google a public utility, which would prevent them from discriminating against conservatives in search results.
In November, Hamadeh will face Kris Mayes, the Democratic nominee who ran uncontested in the party race, in the midterm elections.