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Capitol Quotes: June 18, 2010

‘We have did the biggest cuts in the history of the state.’ — Gov. Jan Brewer, during the June 15 televised debate between among GOP gubernatorial candidates.

“The guidance will be: Go talk to your tribe and decide what you want to do.” — Lyle Mann, executive director of the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, on the immigration law training that will be given to tribal law enforcement agencies.

“The kook strategy: This Legislature is out of control. We need an adult who can check them at the Governor’s Office. Arizona is not a state about rolling in with your holster and all this crazy stuff, and birther bills. Frankly, I think he’s got a very difficult time ahead of him. I think that’s his only opportunity — what I call the kook strategy. Otherwise I just don’t see what daylight he’s got in a very Republican year.” — GOP political consultant Jason Rose on what advice he would give to Democratic gubernatorial challenger Terry Goddard.

“This is only an issue for Richard. It’s not an issue for the voters.”
—Steve Gallardo, a former House member who is running for the District 13 Senate seat. Gallardo was reacting to criticism from Sen. Richard Miranda, who said voters are disappointed that Gallardo is running unopposed after resigning his House seat in 2008.

“That’s your job, not mine.” — Gubernatorial candidate Buz Mills, responding to Gov. Jan Brewer’s criticism of him for not presenting a budget plan.

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