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The positive calm before the negative storm

There is no shortage of material the Republican CD5 candidates could use as the basis for attacks on each other, but the race has so far been genteel, largely devoid of name-calling and mudslinging that are often hallmarks of hotly contested primaries.

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Andy Biggs: From stubborn no-voter to Senate leader (access required)

Sen. Andy Biggs (Photo by Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times)

After 14 years as a state legislator, Senate President Andy Biggs won’t be returning to the Capitol next January, and instead seeks higher office in Congress. The Gilbert Republican has much to reflect on after another chaotic session and years in the Legislature, where he went from a stubborn no-voter in the House to the leader of a Senate chamber that’s grown more conservative over the past decade.

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