Pinal County Sheriff cleared of abuse of power charges
The Sheriff accused Orozco of mishandling Babeu's Twitter and websites. Friday, State Solicitor General David Cole said Babeu committed no crimes and will face no charges. Cole also cleared Orozco of any wrongdoing.
Babeu was running for congress when the scandal broke. He dropped out and is now running for reelection as Pinal County Sheriff. Babeu pointed to his victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary as evidence the country is becoming more accepting.
“The fact that I’m gay -- or if you’re straight, or if you’re white, or if you’re black, or Hispanic, or Native American, or if you’re Jewish, or Christian, or Mormon -- shouldn’t matter," Babeu said. "What matters in
Babeu will face Democrat Kevin Taylor and Independent Ty Morgan in November’s general election.