Arizona Secretary of State Hobbs wins Democratic nomination for governor

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FILE PHOTO: Arizona's electors gather to cast their votes for the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix

(Reuters) – Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs won the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday, Edison Research projected, defeating Marco Lopez, a former Nogales mayor who served as a border official in the Obama administration.

Hobbs built a national profile by defending the state’s 2020 election results against former President Donald Trump’s false claims of fraud.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax, editing by Ross Colvin and Alistair Bell)