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Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton, a trump card to the critics, to running for Congress

Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton, a Democrat and self-confessed Trump’s critics, resigned on Tuesday in its preparation for the Congress are still running this year.

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Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton, an anti-Trump, a Democrat, has held the post in Arizona’s capital city for more than six years, resigned to concentrate on Tuesday, a run for Congress.

Stanton first announced in October that he intends for the U.S. house seat currently occupied by retiring Democratic Republic of the Kyrsten Sinema, the search for the U.S. Senate seat from the rest of the Republicans Jeff Flake.

Under Arizona’s “resign” right, Stanton had to find a way to resign from the mayorship by the end of may, to his Federal candidacy.

Wednesday, the submission deadline for the race in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, centered in Tempe, and includes parts of the municipalities in the vicinity, including Phoenix. The primaries are scheduled for Aug. 28, and the General election Nov. 6.

Stanton is expected to run at least two other Democrats, while so many are expected, as five Republicans. Independent candidates and representatives of minor parties running.

Democrat, Stanton long, President Donald Trump, criticized, and cited his opposition to the Republican leadership in Washington as one of the main reasons for his run.

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“Arizonans deserved better than what we are from Washington, and there has never been a result of the time in the fight to protect the middle class,” said Stanton in October. “In Congress, I will continue to do what we have done in Phoenix –will provide real results that improve the lives of the people.”

In August, Stanton trump criticised for the announcement of a rally in Phoenix just a day after the President blamed “both sides” for a weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Va., between the white supremacists of a group and the counter-demonstrators.

“I am disappointed that the President has selected the trump, holding a campaign event as our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville,” Stanton said in a statement at the time. “It is my hope that a better sense of proportion and that he delayed his visit.”

Thelda Williams, who is the Vice-mayor, now serves as Phoenix mayor. You will be expected to keep the post, according to a city Council vote in June, and would be up for election in November.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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