Friends of Leach file lawsuit to get his name on general election ballot   

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By Camryn Sanchez | Arizona Capitol Times  

After a narrow loss to Justine Wadsack, friends of incumbent Sen. Vince Leach, R-Saddlebrooke are filing a lawsuit to get his name on the general ballot instead of the challenger.  

The lawsuit is in the name of Onita and Edward Davis, a married couple living in Oro Valley, and it claims that Wadsack lives in Tucson outside of Legislative District 17, but quickly listed an LD17 address as her own after redistricting, even though someone else lives there. Wadsack’s real address – according to the claim – is in a majority-Democrat district.  

“Wadsack received the highest number of votes in the legislative district 17 primary election for state senate, and Vince Leach received the second highest number of votes. Because Wadsack is ineligible to the office, the person receiving the highest number of votes for this office is Vince Leach,” the complaint from Republican attorney Tim La Sota reads. 

Edward Davis said he and Leach have known each other for a long time and Leach approached him to make the claim. Davis said he’s never spoken with La Sota.  

“It’s frivolous; he’s a sore loser,” Wadsack said of the lawsuit this afternoon. She maintains that the new address is hers and accused Leach of “grasping at straws” because he is “delusional.” 

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