Arizona Sec of State Hobbs came into office 19 days in 6 months amid governor bid, report

The Democrat nominee said that in her elected office post, her work starts before 8 a.m. and ends "well after" 5 p.m.

Updated: October 20, 2022 - 3:19pm

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Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, came into the office 19 days over the past six months, records published Thursday show.

From April 1 to Oct. 14, Hobbs swiped her badge to enter the Arizona Capitol Building a total of 19 days, a public records request reviewed by Fox News shows.

She did not enter the building for nearly a month in April and August, Fox also reports.

Hobbs said last week that she is "actively involved" in her agency during her gubernatorial campaign.

"My day starts before 8 and ends well after 5," she told local radio host Barry Markson. "In addition to the campaign trail, I am also still secretary of state and actively involved with my office."

A spokesperson for her office said Hobbs and many other secretary of State staffers "have been working remotely the way many Americans have since the pandemic."