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Capitol Quotes: April 13, 2012

“They want to control women’s bodies.” — Sen. Paula Aboud, D-Tucson, on a proposal to allow employers to deny contraception coverage to workers over religious objections.

“Where’s Governor Symington when you need him?” — Rep. Ed Ableser, D- Tempe, during the April 9 vote on HB2199, which allows companies to keep details of environmental self-audits private. Then-Gov. Fife Symington vetoed a similar bill in 1995.

“There are clearly facts out there in my mind that we just don’t know about that would cause them to have this level of interest.” — Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton, on the FBI’s investigation into Attorney General Tom Horne.

“I love proving you guys wrong.” — Sen. Frank Antenori, R-Tucson, on predictions that he’ll fall short in the GOP primary for the CD8 special election.

“I think it’s a different Jesse Kelly than it was in 2010.” — Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash, on the ways Jesse Kelly has improved as a candidate since his narrow loss to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

“I am pro-life, but I’m also pro-choice.” — Rep. Sally Ann Gonzales, D- Tucson, during the debate April 10 of HB2036, which outlaws most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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