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Capitol Quotes: May 7, 2010

“What they’re asking for is more Border Patrol, more fences, moats.” — U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, on calls for increased security on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Right now, we are standing in the cross-hairs of history in this state, and as sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona, there is much work yet to do.” — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, commenting in a media statement about why de decided against running for governor.

“When you do targeted tax cuts, they’re essentially cuts to groups that can hire a lobbyist and send them down to the Capitol to carve them out a tax cut.” — Sen. Ron Gould, a Lake Havasu City Republican, explaining his opposition to tax credits to lure businesses to Arizona.

“The attorney general announced he is not interested in defending the state of Arizona, again.” — Paul Senseman, a spokesman for Gov. Jan Brewer, on Attorney General Terry Goddard’s decision to recuse himself from the lawsuits filed against the state over S1070.

“The other gorilla in the room is still Prop 100.” — Pollster Jim Haynes, of the Behavior Research Center, on Gov. Jan Brewer’s rising poll numbers, and how the May 18 special election might affect them.

“To me, he just likes to hear himself.”
— Rep. Martha Garcia, a Democrat from Phoenix, talking about former Rep. Steve Gallardo, who is
challenging her for the Senate this year.

“This is the problem with these crazies — they don’t take the money into account. They don’t realize that funding drives everything.” — Kevin Gibbons, a Mesa immigration attorney, explaining how S1070 will overload immigration courts.

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