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Allen’s Escape (access required)

Sen. Carolyn Allen, a Republican from Scottsdale, will retire from the Arizona Legislature after this year. Her rise and fall within the GOP illustrates either the Legislature’s shift to the right on the political spectrum — or Allen’s gradual move to the center during her 16-year career in the Legislature.

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Capitol Quotes: July 2, 2010

“If you don’t allow politicians to redeem themselves once they make a mistake, what good are you doing?” — Todd Rathner, a member of the NRA’s board of directors, explaining his organization’s decision to endorse Sen. John McCain over J.D. Hayworth.

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Big money flowing for many privately funded candidates (access required)

Traditionally funded candidates may not all have the financial wherewithal of businessman Buz Mills, but the latest reports showed they’re in a position to far outspend their Clean Elections foes, thanks in large part to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to block matching funds this election cycle.

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Immigration jeopardizes Obama’s ‘Win the West’ strategy

Thousands of people rallied at the Arizona Capitol last month to protest the signing of S1070, Arizona’s new immigration law. Despite the public outcry, though, the law is supported by an overwhelming percentage of Arizonans, and President Obama’s opposition to the law may hurt his image in the state.

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Officials say Quelland’s seat now vacant

Arizona officials say the state House seat held by Republican Doug Quelland of Phoenix is officially vacant because of a court ruling upholding Quelland's removal from office. But Quelland's lawyer says that isn't so and the state is acting prematurely.

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