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Mesa Mayor Scott Smith details some of his political positions -- but dodges other questions -- as he announces his bid for governor on Thursday. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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Mesa Mayor Scott Smith launched his bid for governor Thursday by insisting that he is a true conservative despite positions he has taken on background checks for gun buyers, Medicaid expansion and publicly financed stadiums.