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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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It’s like winning the lottery

The Capitol community today woke up to a game-changer: After just two consecutive terms, Salmon has decided to retire from Congress. His reason was straightforward: “The most important job I have is that of husband and father, and over the years I’ve missed far too many opportunities to spend time with my family.”

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Adams, Salmon spar over veracity of ‘Obamacare’ ad (access required)

If Republicans are united in anything, it’s an overwhelming hatred of Obamacare. And it’s that raw emotion that former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams hopes to tap into with an accusation that his opponent, former Congressman Matt Salmon, lobbied to pass the landmark health care overhaul legislation.

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