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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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Don’t discount the Dem jockeying

Napolitano, Pederson and Gordon were the most common Dem names bandied about for Kyl's seat, with Giffords getting frequent mention with the caveat that she would obviously have to be healthy enough to run for the seat.

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Napolitano touts safety of US border communities

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that U.S. communities on the border with Mexico are safer than most Americans believe, but also warned Mexican drug cartels they'll be "met by an overwhelming response" should they move north.

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Failed virtual border fence has politicians pointing to success in Yuma area

As national concern mounts over Arizona’s porous border, the Yuma Sector, its fence and its techniques have received considerable attention from politicians who point to the Border Patrol’s success in securing the region. U.S. Border Patrol agents Robert Loury said the Border Patrol catches virtually every person who attempts to cross border in this sector.

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Will he or won’t he?

Sources say Napolitano has been quietly making calls back to Arizona, which some are seeing as the early stages of her beginning to lay the groundwork for a Senate run.

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