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Arizona GOP Selects New Chair After Attempted Kari Lake Bribery Scandal

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Authored by Naveen Athrappully via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

The Arizona Republican Party selected a new Trump-endorsed chair on Jan. 27 after the former party leader resigned following a bribery controversy.

"We proudly present our new Chairwoman [Gina Swoboda], alongside the dynamic new AZGOP Board!" the party said in a Jan. 28 post on social media platform X. "With a laser focus on the 2024 elections, our mission is clear: to win additional seats in the state legislature, reclaim our Senate and Congressional seats, take control of school boards, and win back the White House. We are ready for victory!"

Ms. Swoboda was elected at the annual GOP meeting held at Dream City Church in north Phoenix on Jan. 27, which was attended by more than 1,000 people. Previously, only elections for the party's lower-level positions were scheduled for the day.

However, the sudden resignation of former state GOP chair Jeff DeWit due to bribery allegations triggered an urgent election to select a successor. Mr. DeWit was only one year into his scheduled two-year term. His departure triggered a rush of candidates who aimed to secure the position.