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Capitol Quotes: Sept. 17, 2010

“Jonathan Hulburd’s wife won’t give him the amount of money it would take for him to beat Ben Quayle.” — Sean Noble, former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. John Shadegg, referring to Hulburd’s wife, whose family owns household products giant S.C. Johnson.

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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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