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Capitol Quotes: October 12, 2012

“By the time the independent expenditure committees get through with me and get through with my opponent, we will have something in common. When our families have a family reunion, we will find out about it after it occurs.” — Rep. Tom Chabin, D-Flagstaff, anticipating a flurry of attack ads by outside groups.

“(Walking out on the governor’s speech) wasn’t exactly the wisest thing to do as a freshman member of the Legislature. And since then the governor has threatened to never sign any of my bills.” — Republican Rep. Carl Seel, who is seeking re-election after walking off the House floor during a speech by Gov. Jan Brewer in 2009.

“Businesses aren’t giving to Team ACA as philanthropy. They’re giving to Team ACA because they think it’s in their interest to do so. And it’s just important that those kinds of links are publicly disclosed.” — Serena Unrein, of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group, saying she’s concerned about the amount of influence Team ACA has on the Arizona Commerce Authority.

“People up here in the Heber-Overgaard area and those that experienced the Rodeo-Chediski Fire and those that experienced the Wallow Fire, yeah, it’s a big issue for them. The people are looking for some redress.” — Republican Rep. Chester Crandell, explaining why he advocates Prop. 120, which seeks to declare the state’s sovereignty over its land and natural resources.

“They say it’s crazy.” — Democratic House candidate Doug Ballard, commenting on the reaction he gets when he explains Prop 120, which would declare the state’s sovereignty over its land and natural resources, to Democrats and Republicans around the state.

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