Paul Babeu, an up-and-coming member of the Republican Party, stepped down from his role as a co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign on Saturday, in the wake of allegations that he threatened to deport a Mexican ex-boyfriend when the man refused to keep quiet about their relationship.
Mr. Babeu was the sheriff of Pinal County and made national headlines for his tough stance on illegal immigration. He endorsed Mr. Romney in October and is running for Congress in Arizona’s Fourth District.
The news of Mr. Babeu’s decision to step down from the Romney campaign was first reported by The Arizona Republic.
Saturday, February 18, 2012