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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Romney Didn't Want Gay Man Apart Of His Campaign.

Pinal County, Ariz. Sheriff Paul Babeu, a Republican congressional candidate, stepped down on Saturday from his position as the Mitt Romney campaign's Arizona co-chair, in the wake of explosive allegations that Babeu threatened a Mexican man, who claims to be his ex-boyfriend, with deportation.

"Sheriff Babeu has stepped down from his volunteer position with the campaign so he can focus on the allegations against him," Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed in an email to The Huffington Post. "We support his decision."

In a press conference on Saturday, Babeu said the allegations are false but confirmed that he is gay, something he had not previously discussed.

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