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Capitol Quotes: May 11, 2012

“Let’s face it. We’ve got 10 years with this new district. I have no plans of moving.” — Sen. Lori Klein, R-Anthem, who’s considering either running for the House in a mostly rural Northern Arizona district or not running at all.

“It convinces me that I’m going to be submitting a project next year.” — Rep. John Kavanagh, on Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Don Cardon’s decision to give $5,000 apiece to runners-up for a competitive grant contest.

“I will fight this to the bitter end” — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responding to the U.S. Department of Justice civil rights lawsuit filed against him this week.

“How do we know there was even a panel?” — Sen. Ron Gould, on the Commerce Authority’s refusal to disclose members of a 24-person panel that evaluates applications for a competitive grant contest.

“It doesn’t feel awkward to me because I feel they’re two entirely different roles.” — Attorney General Tom Horne, on his office preparing to defend the state in a lawsuit over a fund sweep that he opposed.

“If you’re seeing this now, it’s only going to get worse.” — Democratic consultant Paul Ulan, on the negativity and ugliness of the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

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