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Capitol Quotes: May 21, 2010

“I know the rest of the campaign will be difficult as well. Terry Goddard will be a formidable opponent.” — Brewer consultant and adviser Chuck Coughlin, on the effect Proposition 100 will have on the governor’s campaign.

“That’s a very small part of what the campaign is.” — John Munger, explaining his opposition to Prop. 100 after it passed with the support of nearly two thirds of Arizonans who voted.

“I think I overestimated what I could do with $1,200 — and half of that was from me.” — Republican political consultant Constantin Querard, explaining that the campaign opposing Prop. 100 had failed to get its message to voters due to poor fundraising.

“What it does is allow a ‘fat lady’ to start warming up her chords on the Ninth Floor.” — Political consultant Jason Rose on the impact the Prop. 100 win will have on Brewer’s campaign.

“The governor is in the pocket of Cathi Herrod,
and I think that legislators either support her or are scared of her.” — House Assistant Minority Leader Kyrsten Sinema, commenting on the gains of social conservatism this year.

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