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Lawsuit claims former state Representative Don Shooter can't run for state Senate

Lawsuit claims former state Representative Don Shooter can't run for state Senate
Posted at 4:11 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 22:05:44-04

A new lawsuit says a former state lawmaker expelled for a pattern of sexual harassment shouldn't be allowed to run for office again because he doesn't live in the district.

Republican Don Shooter was expelled from the House of Representatives in February. He has filed to run for state Senate in the same district that covers parts of Yuma to areas west of Phoenix.

RELATED: House votes to expel Don Shooter

Brent Backus is one of three other Republicans seeking the seat. His lawsuit filed Friday says Shooter actually lives in a part of Phoenix not covered by the district.

Shooter was the first state lawmaker kicked out of office since the #MeToo movement began. Multiple women accused him of inappropriate behavior. He has said he never sought to touch anyone or have a sexual relationship with them.

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