Arizona Governor (2006)
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U.S. President: Arizona (2008)
Sep 1, 2010
Victory Brewing For GOP In Ariz.
Jan Brewer (R) succeeded to the governorship when Janet Napolitano (D) joined the Obama administration as homeland security secretary. Democrats point out that it's an accident the Republicans control the governorship. With no lieutenant governor in Arizona, Brewer, as secretary of state, was next in line for the governorship when Napolitano left. And, as with new governor Sean Parnell in Alaska, it was a foregone conclusion that the new Gov. Brewer would be hard-pressed to win nomination for a full term. But once she signed Bill 1070, the anti-illegal immigration legislation passed by the GOP-controlled state Legislature, intraparty opposition to Brewer simply melted. The bill remains controversial in Arizona, but it is expected that Brewer gains more than she loses over her support for it, and she is favored to defeat state Attorney General Terry Goddard, a Democrat who ran for governor once before and whose father served one term as governor in the 1960s. -Ken Rudin
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