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Capitol Quotes: October 25, 2013

“I still think the primary is Tom Horne’s to lose. It may be a bloody battle and it may be an expensive battle, but I still think Tom Horne will come out on top in the primary.” — Bert Coleman, a Republican political consultant, on the 2014 race for attorney general.

“I went to court and paid my dues like everyone else. It is a mistake that I very much regret and I am not proud of that night.” — Christine Jones, candidate for governor, on her 2004 DUI arrest.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Legislature has spoken, and there is an election in 2014. We can’t cherry-pick democracy.” — Mario Diaz, candidate for a new at-large seat on the Maricopa County Community College District board, on reports that the district may urge the Legislature to get rid of the new seats.

“We’ve been targeted, I believe, because of our political perspective, which is a minority among California officials.” — Kirk Adams, president of Phoenix-based Americans for Responsible Leadership, calling an investigation by California’s Fair Political Practices Commission an “attempt to intimidate us.”

“She came to Nogales, she came back to Arizona, every time she got a chance. (That is) one of the most important things that we’re going to lose.” — Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino on no longer having Janet Napolitano as chief of the Department of Homeland Security.

“She is a living definition of a profile in courage.” — former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton, praising Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk.

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