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State Supreme Court justice fights effort to remove him

The only state Supreme Court justice on the retention ballot is striking back at Republicans calling for his removal because of a ruling on a ballot measure to change the state’s election system.

Republican committees in Legislative Districts 12 and 18 circulated flyers calling for a no vote for Justice John Pelander, a Republican who was Gov. Jan Brewer’s first selection to the Supreme Court in 2009.

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New IE group spends big on Senate races

New IE group spends big on Senate races

A newly-created independent expenditure committee is making a big push — and creating a huge splash — to help defeat Republicans in hotly-contested Senate races.

The spending appeared to be timed for early voting, which started on Oct. 11.

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Antenori appeals to conservative base in liberal-leaning district

Antenori appeals to conservative base in liberal-leaning district

Sen. Frank Antenori, a Republican from Tucson who is famous for being blunt, made a compelling case for his re-election at a park named after the late Morris K. Udall, southern Arizona’s beloved Democrat.

But nothing Antenori said on that nippy Oct. 13 afternoon was aimed at courting voters who hold moderate views.

It was all red meat to a crowd of adoring supporters, who view him as southern Arizona’s warrior-politician, the guy who’s holding back a horde of big spenders who are itching to raise people’s taxes at the first opportunity.

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