New Arizona GOP chairman solicits election deniers to secure spot

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PHOENIX — The Arizona Republian Party, reeling from statewide drubbing in a historic stronghold, chose a new leader Saturday who managed to hold together a coalition of activists from warring factions.

Jeff DeWit, the former state treasurer who worked as chief operating officer for former president Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns, was viewed by activists as a competent Republican best positioned to appease the grass roots demands for changing election rules while moving away from being focused on the 2020 contest.

His candidacy for chair got a last-minute push from Trump, whose intervention may have widened his margin over far-right activists.

DeWit’s new perch may help improve the party’s standing with local conservative donors and the Republican National Committee, which has suffered in recent years under Kelli Ward. The change in leadership comes at a pivotal moment for the newly competitive state, where Arizona Republicans will have…

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