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Brewer: No intervention in Maricopa controversy

Gov. Jan Brewer said the state's budget crisis precludes her from even considering any intervention in current legal and personality clashes within the Maricopa County government. Brewer told The Associated Press on Dec. 14 that she has not looked into whether she should or could intervene.

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Manning bows out of AG race (access required)

After months of flirting with a run for office, Phoenix attorney Michael C. Manning announced that he will not run for attorney general. Manning announced his decision in a letter on Dec. 8. Manning said he believes he would win the race, but decided against a run over concerns about what would happen to his law firm, Stinson, Morrison, Hecker LLP. He said a number of colleagues presented him with a signed petition about a month ago, asking him not to run.

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Brewer may use immigration in move to the right (access required)

At a time when Gov. Jan Brewer needs all the Republican support she can muster, some see her recent statements about illegal immigration as a way to court the conservative base. But what role the contentious issue will play in the 2010 Republican primary is far from certain.

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The Pulse: Joe won’t decide on governor bid until May (access required)

With a new poll showing Sheriff Joe Arpaio able to trounce any other Republican in a gubernatorial primary, America's Toughest Sheriff continues to flirt with the notion of running for the state's top office - although every political observer this side of the Gila River doubts he would ever make such a move.

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Arpaio launches 13th immigration and crime sweep

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has launched its 13th immigration and crime sweep and reported 27 arrests by the evening of Nov. 16. Officials say 18 of the people in custody are suspected of being illegal immigrants with the other nine arrested on various charges.

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