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Polish up those résumés

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has started accepting applications for the “anticipated vacancy” on the Supreme Court, even though Justice Hurwitz hasn’t yet resigned or given any indication of when he will leave the bench for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

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The latest in a long series

Many Republicans view Obama’s new policy as a politically calculated maneuver to solidify his support among Hispanic voters. While that almost certainly was a consideration for the president, the announcement hews closely to the administration’s previous decisions about immigration enforcement and shouldn’t come as a much of a surprise.

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Pearce’s gypsy fundraiser

Two different Mexican restaurants told Pearce to scram after an anti-Pearce group organized a protest and threatened boycotts over a fundraiser scheduled for this afternoon. The event, the location of which was not initially disclosed, was initially booked at the Macayo’s on Central Avenue.

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Kelly’s future uncertain (access required)

Perhaps the biggest Republican victor last night was Martha McSally, considering that Kelly has now lost twice in CD8 and expressed uncertainty last night about whether he will stay on the ballot for the new Dem-leaning CD2. He told supporters last night that “only God knows” what his future holds and that, while he “most likely” will run in the new district, he would take a few days to consider his options.

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Three’s a crowd, but what’s four?

If Martin withdraws, he will join the three other people who so far have withdrawn their candidacies after opponents began preparing to challenge their nominating petitions. LD25 House candidate Chris Montijo became the first to withdraw (YS, 6/6), and he has since been followed by Dem US Senate candidate David Ruben and LD24 GOP Senate candidate Scott Fistler.

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Of polling samples and turnout models

Republicans cried foul this morning when Public Policy Polling released the results of a poll done over the weekend that shows Barber up by 12 points over Kelly in tomorrow’s special CD8 election. Republican operatives and Kelly supporters were quick to pan the poll’s results because it significantly oversampled Dem voters.

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