The Sept. 8 article by reporter Derek Quizon discussed Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen's claim that State Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, and Attorney General Terry Goddard, both alumni of the College of Law, broke a voter-approved state law that prohibits elected officials from announcing their candidacy for one office while serving in another.
Bender, who teaches Arizona Constitutional law, said a "formal declaration of candidacy" would include announcements of campaign fundraising and the hiring of a campaign staff, which neither Goddard nor Sinema did.
Bender added that Pullen's accusations are nothing more than a political game.
"He's doing this to divert attention from other things, or he's doing it to be a nuisance to the Democrats," Bender said.
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