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Capitol Quotes: Nov. 11, 2011

“We’re going to take a good look at him.” — Randy Parraz, organizer of Citizens for a Better Arizona, on the prospect of targeting Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a recall after the successful recall of Senate President Russell Pearce.

“The bottom line I think is if we don’t have a Carmona or a Giffords, I think the Democrats have to look hard at their stable. I figure we can’t have another Glassman. We can’t have another situation where you just do a sham candidate against somebody who’s going to be a very significant runner.” — Former Attorney General Terry Goddard, on Democrats’ need for a strong candidate in the 2012 U.S. Senate race.

“To the legal community here it really was the same level of interest as the O.J. Simpson trial.” — Attorney Tom Ryan, on the interest generated by the Andrew Thomas discipline hearings.

“A lot of public officials discreetly told us they wanted Jerry to win.” — Jerry Lewis campaign volunteer Tyler Montague.

“In my belief you have to dig very deeply into the background of these independents.” — Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, speaking about the panel that will nominate candidates for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

“It could happen to anybody.” — House Speaker Andy Tobin on the outcome of the Pearce recall election.

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