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Capitol Quotes: Feb. 10, 2012

“When push comes to shove, Jan Brewer is fundamentally conservative, and I imagine, being a conservative Republican, she would probably support things like this.” — Starlee Rhoades, of the Goldwater Institute, on whether Gov. Jan Brewer will sign a package of anti-union bills the organization wrote.

“She’s always come through for corrections and law enforcement groups, which we hope she continues.” — Gary Pelleran, of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association, on whether Gov. Jan Brewer will sign the package of anti-union bills being considered in the Legislature.

“It’s not intended to be a gripe session. I don’t want people to just come and complain.” — Sen. Rick Murphy, R-Peoria, a day before meeting with union leaders. Murphy is author of several anti-union measures.

“I’m glad he’s dealt with his identity crisis.” — Congressman Raul Grijalva, on Democratic primary opponent David Crowe’s decision to add his mother’s maiden name, Robles, to his own after he filed to run in the heavily Latino CD3.

“At the end of the day that’s just spin. He’s carpetbagging into CD6.” — Chris Baker, Congressman David Schweikert’s campaign spokesman, on fellow GOP Congressman Ben Quayle’s announcement that he’s running in Schweikert’s district because that’s where the majority of his constituents are now.

“The congresswoman looked at me directly and said ‘Ron, would you run?’” — Former Giffords aide Ron Barber.

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