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Gov. Ducey visits Yuma County

By Blake Herzog, @BlakeHerzog Nov 7, 2017

Gov. Doug Ducey made a quick trip to Yuma County Tuesday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the $6 million expansion of the pedestrian processing facility at the downtown San Luis Border Port of Entry.

He also received a briefing about border protection efforts from state and federal officials, according to his Twitter account, all after stopping on the way for lunch at Lutes Casino in downtown Yuma.

Mike Lutes, a manager at the venerable restaurant, said he'd been contacted the day before by the governor's office about the planned stop there, and Ducey arrived with an entourage of "only 10 people," including Jonathan Lines, state Republican Party chair and a Yuma resident.

Lutes said they were there for about an hour, and Ducey "walked around and talked with a lot of customers, took a lot of photos, and he did pretty well."

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