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As new Senate president, rancher Pierce deftly stepped through political minefields (access required)

Senate President Steve Pierce, a rancher from Prescott, has a habit of walking into difficult situations.

He did it once three years ago, when he became the de facto majority whip, and he did it again last year, when he vied for the position and became Senate president after Russell Pearce was ousted in a special recall election in November.

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