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Capitol Quotes: June 4, 2010

“When we got in the race it was us, Brewer and Dean Martin. Nobody had ever heard of Buz Mills back in October.” — John Munger, saying Clean Elections was the reason he dropped out of the governor’s race.

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Capitol Quotes: June 4, 2010

“When we got in the race it was us, Brewer and Dean Martin. Nobody had ever heard of Buz Mills back in October.” — John Munger, saying Clean Elections was the reason he dropped out of the governor’s race.

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Leff wins big with matching funds ruling

While much of the attention has been focused on the gubernatorial race since a federal court upheld matching funds, another candidate for a statewide race also is likely to benefit from the opinion — Sen. Barbara Leff of Paradise Valley.

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Martin vs. everyone

Martin had some choice words for just about everyone who stands between him and the Ninth Floor. Speaking with YS yesterday, he lashed out at Brewer, Mills, Coughlin, Goddard and the state Republican Party. Martin is the last Clean Elections candidate in the governor's race who hasn't collected all his $5 contributions, and he attributed that to his inability to scare the lobbying community with the power of his office. "I'm not the governor, so I can't extort people into giving money to the Yes on 100 campaign to get their bills signed so that they can do campaign ads featuring her," said Martin, who further alleged that Coughlin played a bad-cop role in corralling support for Brewer from lobbyists.

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Martin campaign off to slow start (access required)

Shortly after Dean Martin entered the race in January, a Rasmussen Reports poll showed him with a slight edge over Gov. Jan Brewer, as did another poll by the same firm in late March. But his lead disappeared in a mid-April Rasmussen poll, which showed him in fourth place behind Brewer, Buz Mills and former Arizona Republican Party Chairman John Munger. And a May 4 Rocky Mountain Poll by the Behavior Research Center put Martin in third place, trailing Brewer by 12 points.

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Capitol Quotes: May 14, 2010

“It’s time for you to end his fairy tales.” — Citizens Clean Elections Commission attorney Jose Rivera, telling Judge Crane McClennen to reject an appeal by Rep. Doug Quelland in a May 10 hearing. Quelland, a Phoenix Republican, has been ordered from office by the Clean Elections Commission for illegally hiring a campaign consultant.

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