|Paul Babeu won a seat on the nine-person North Adams City Council in 1987, becoming, at age 18, the youngest city councilor in Massachusetts. He later lost several mayoral campaigns.|
Ariz. sheriff leaves Romney campaign after accusations
Denies claim he threatened to deport ex-lover
Paul Babeu, an Arizona sheriff and congressional candidate with a history in Massachusetts politics, resigned as Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign cochairman after the Phoenix New Times reported that Babeu threatened to deport an illegal immigrant with whom he previously had a relationship. Babeu acknowledged that he is gay but denied any misconduct. He vowed to continue his campaign for representative in Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District.