Latin American Herald Tribune: Carmona Close to Becoming 1st Hispanic U.S. Senator from Arizona

Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general, is very close to becoming the first Latino to be elected to the federal Senate from Arizona, a state that has clashed with Washington in defending its stand against undocumented immigration.

“This has been a great experience for me, I’ve never run for public office before,” Dr. Carmona told Efe in an interview.

The Senate hopeful said his work is well known in Arizona, since before his 2002-2006 term as surgeon general he spent more than 25 years here with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy, detective, department surgeon and SWAT Team Leader.

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