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Republican to challenge Carter in 2014 GOP primary (access required)

Heather Casey

Grassroots activists who are threatening a political backlash against Republicans who support Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan have settled on an initial target. This week, a precinct committeewoman filed the paperwork to challenge Rep. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, in next year’s Republican primary.

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Doing the Medicaid math (access required)

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Do the math.

Those three words essentially sum up Gov. Jan Brewer’s core argument in favor of expanding the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program. She repeats them at every press event, every interview and every plea for support.

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Brewer, Medicaid expansion backers rally at AZ Capitol

Gov. Jan Brewer calls for support of her proposal to expand the state's Medicaid program. (Photo by Jeremy Duda/Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Jan Brewer brought supporters Tuesday to the state Capitol to rally behind her plan to expand Medicaid to about 300,000 more Arizonans, ramping up pressure on lawmakers to vote for the expansion that she fought tooth and nail up until last year's Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care overhaul.

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