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Romney Arizona co-chair quits

[This couldn't happen at a worse time for the Romney campaign]

Leigh Ann Caldwell

Updated 11:15 p.m. ET

An Arizona co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign resigned after allegations of misconduct were made by an ex-boyfriend in a Phoenix newspaper on Thursday.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu denied the allegations in the article in a press conference on Saturday, calling them "completely false." He also publicly announced he is gay.

The Romney campaign said they received a call from Babeu and accepted his resignation.

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