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By Michael Johnson | White Mountain Independent
The state Republican Party is faulting Rep. Tom O’Halleran and another Arizona Democratic representative for accepting political donations from people associated with a Website suspected of promoting child sex trafficking.
O’Halleran, a first-term congressman from Sedona, vehemently denies knowingly accepting money from executives and family members of those associated with Backpage.com, a classified advertising Website critics have accused of knowingly accepting ads offering sex with underage children.
O’Halleran represents Congressional District 1, which includes most of Pinal County. He defeated his Republican opponent, former Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, in November’s general election.