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Predicting Brewer vetoes is difficult; reasons vary (access required)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivers her 2013 State of the State address. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Figuring out how to avoid Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto pen is a guessing game that leaves even some of the most seasoned veterans at the Capitol perplexed.

Many lawmakers and lobbyists say there are no hard and fast guidelines for avoiding a veto from a governor who vetoed 91 bills in her first four legislative sessions.

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Goddard can draw on experience from 2 gubernatorial campaigns (access required)

No matter which Republican he faces in the 2010 general election, Attorney General Terry Goddard will have something they don't - two previous gubernatorial campaigns to learn from. Goddard's second run in 1994, when he lost the Democratic primary to grocery magnate Eddie Basha, may not provide too many lessons, since the attorney general appears to have no challengers for his party's nomination.

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Symington bows out, backs Munger for governor

Fife Symington isn’t getting back into the gubernatorial arena. Instead, he said, the former governor is running vicariously through his friend John Munger. Symington on Oct. 8 announced that he is endorsing Munger, who recently filed to run for the ...

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Party like its 1990 – Symington vs. Goddard again? (access required)

Back in 1990, Arizonans witnessed a drawn-out fight for governor between two rising-stars: Fife Symington and Terry Goddard. Time magazine said of the contenders: "With his Jay Rockefeller looks, Jack Kennedy charm and squeaky-clean politics (he now refuses PAC money), Goddard has Democratic presidential hopeful written all over him." Calling Symington "the hope of the Republican middle," the article described him as having "the looks of a golf pro and the bankroll of a developer."

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Who saved whom?

Former Gov. Fife Symington's newfound interest in being governor has begged a number of questions about how his pardon from Bill Clinton came about in January 2001. It had been three-and-a-half years earlier that Symington had been convicted by a jury of using false statements to obtain loans, prompting his resignation

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