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Capitol Quotes: Oct. 14, 2011

“Bring it on. I’ll kick his a**.” — Sen. Steve Gallardo on running against GOP Rep. Jerry Weiers, who has been drawn into a highly Democratic district with Gallardo.

“They’re not going to say, ‘thank goodness the gays are no longer able to foster and adopt; now it’s my responsibility to pick up the flag.’” — Equality Arizona executive director Nick Ray, on how the adoption preference law could lead to fewer foster parents in Arizona.

“We’re kind of a ragtag bunch and we’ll continue to do the best we can. Hopefully, someone in Mr. Pearce’s family will do something stupid soon. We’ll keep them on the front page.” — Jerry Lewis’ campaign spokesman John Giles, talking about limited resources and strategy.

“They’re disagreeing now because the worst thing they could do is … be Leon Lett and do a touchdown dance five yards before you get to the end zone.” — GOP consultant Nathan Sproul, on his belief that Democrats are complaining for appearances’ sake about a legislative map that is favorable to them.

“That’s a mess, isn’t it.” — Rep. Peggy Judd, R-Willcox, on her new legislative district, which includes six Republican incumbents.

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