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Capitol Quotes: Sept 12, 2014

“I was a conservative Republican when I first ran and I still am . . . Just because some of us can walk down the street and walk on both sides of the street, doing what’s right for Arizona, doesn’t mean that those that can’t are right.” — Sen. Steve Pierce of Prescott, dismissing a colleague’s complaint that he didn’t adhere to Republican values.  

“Evidence shows that Mr. Horne and his employees freely used the executive office suite as the base of operations for these campaign activities during regular work hours.” — Tom Collins, executive director of the Clean Elections Commission, concluding that Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign laws.

“Education is the driver of 21st century economic growth… That’s why I will veto any budget that cuts even one nickel from that.” — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal, saying education is the biggest issue of the 2014 campaign.

“That’s a ton of money for that market. If they really spent $1.4 million on television in 16 days, that’s pretty much carpet bombing.” — Political consultant Brian Murray on a flurry of outside spending in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District race.

“She may feel her best opportunity is to play a very quiet game.” — Republican pollster Margaret Kenski on Diane Douglas’ low profile as a candidate for state superintendent of public instruction.

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