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Capitol Quotes: Nov. 25, 2011

“Am I afraid? No. … I haven’t given it any thought.” — Gov. Jan Brewer, on the possibility that Citizens for a Better Arizona may target her next with a recall.

“Their goal is to simply shut down our education program.” — Todd Lang, Citizens Clean Elections Commission executive director, on a lawsuit filed Nov. 22 by the Goldwater Institute alleging the commission illegally uses voter education funds to promote itself and lobby lawmakers.

“My only issue right now is I have more than one person who wants to sponsor this.” — Jonathan Paton, chairman of No Taxpayer Money for Politicians, on the prospects of legislation to place a measure on the ballot to repeal Clean Elections.

“We’re in limbo right now. My personal thing is let’s cut our losses.” — Sen. Michele Reagan, R-Scottsdale, on why she thinks the Legislature should refer Proposition 106 to the ballot instead of trying to remove IRC Chairwoman Colleen Mathis again.

“We’re going to be dealing with a 10-year monstrosity here.” — Sen. Al Melvin, R-Tucson, on what will happen with redistricting if Prop. 106 isn’t referred back to the ballot.

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