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Capitol Quotes: Sept. 3, 2010

“We’re confident that once voters see the candidates side by side, things will change.” — Terry Goddard spokeswoman Janey Pearl on Jan Brewer’s consistent double-digit leads over Goddard in the polls.

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Capitol Quotes: August 27, 2010

“I differentiate mud-slinging from parsing out the truth. I believe in truthful comparisons. When a campaign puts out something they know is untrue, that’s despicable.” — Vernon Parker, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District.

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Capitol Quotes: August 20, 2010

“He might as well join the Obama administration. They don’t pay their taxes either.” – Sen. Barbara Leff, on GOP primary opponent Doug Ducey, who did not pay his 2008 and 2009 property taxes until May of this year and had a $15,000 lien against his Paradise Valley home.

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Capitol Quotes: July 30, 2010

“Both federal lobbying and campaigning for federal office seem to be recession-proof.” – Michael Beckel of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign money in U.S. politics.

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Capitol Quotes: July 2, 2010

“If you don’t allow politicians to redeem themselves once they make a mistake, what good are you doing?” — Todd Rathner, a member of the NRA’s board of directors, explaining his organization’s decision to endorse Sen. John McCain over J.D. Hayworth.

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Capitol Quotes: 6/25/2010

“Due process I have not been given.” – Rep. Doug Quelland, explaining to fellow District 10 Republicans that he was wrongly punished by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and should be appointed to the seat left vacant by his removal from office. He wasn’t.

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