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A press release sent from the Carmona campaign announcing the endorsements quotes all six members of the Tucson City Council, including lone Republican Steve Kozachik.

Kozachik, wrote, “I know Dr. Carmona as a man of integrity, a high achiever, a man of compassion for the underserved and a man who has been giving back to the Tucson and Pima County for decades. Since he is running for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, from a political standpoint, I don't have a dog in that fight. 
 And yet, from the standpoint of wanting to see a person emerge from that primary who I believe would best represent us with a set of values that very much mirror my own, I most certainly have a dog in that fight. Dr. Carmona is Southern Arizona's own local hero. I'm honored to be associated with a person of his caliber.”

In recent weeks, Carmona has received plenty of national attention as he jumped into the race. Some of those stories include rumors that President Obama was involved in the courting of Carmona.

The field of candidates trying to replace retiring US Senator Jon Kyl (R) is becoming crowded. The race marks the first time in nearly two decades that Arizona voters have faced an open Senate seat.

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