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Arizona Lobbyist Accuses Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita Of Sexual Harassment

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 2:24pm
Updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 4:20pm

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Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita
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Michelle Ugenti-Rita

An Arizona state senator who became the face of the state’s #MeToo movement in 2018 is now facing accusations that she sexually harassed a female lobbyist.

Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita was among legislators, lobbyists and others who accused former Rep. Don Shooter of misconduct that eventually led to his expulsion.

And she isn’t the only state lawmaker facing scrutiny. A pair of ethics complaints have been filed against Rep. David Cook.

To talk more about the turmoil, Julia Shumway from the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show.

Rep. David Cook
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David Cook

EDITOR'S NOTE: The headline has been updated to correct Michelle Ugenti-Rita's title.

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