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Deluge of political maneuvering sure to follow Kyl’s leaving

The retirement of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will likely set off a chain reaction, as Republicans and Democrats position themselves to run for the open seat.

Most political observers believe U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Mesa, will soon announce he is running to replace Kyl. Other potential GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg and the entire slate of Republican statewide officeholders.

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Former Napolitano aide expected to be US Attorney

A Phoenix attorney and former top aide to former Gov. Janet Napolitano is expected to be the next U.S. Attorney for Arizona. The state’s Democratic congressional delegation has given its unanimous support to Dennis Burke. Once the background checks conducted by the Justice Department are completed, Burke is expected to be an easy nomination for President Barack Obama, say political insiders.

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