Arizona Republic endorsed Gov. Jan Brewer (R). "No, Jan Brewer is not the most articulate gubernatorial candidate. But she is a savvy, determined student of Arizona politics who has faced down hard times, both personally and politically. ... She is the right person for the job now" (10/11).
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Federal District Court judge Susan Bolton ruled 10/8 the Nat'l Immigration Law Center's lawsuit "seeking to overturn" AZ's immigration law "could go forward, despite efforts by" Brewer "and several sheriffs to have the suit thrown out." But Bolton "dismissed some portions of the suit" including the NILC's "claim that the law would restrict immigrants' rights to travel and to use a foreign language" (Lacey, New York Times, 10/8).
You're The Best, No You Are
Ex-AL tire plant supervisor Lilly Ledbetter endorsed AG Terry Goddard (D) "during an event billed as 'Women for Goddard.'"
Ledbetter: "I know how far the state here is getting behind. It's so critical we exercise our vote and get the correct people in office."
Goddard: "We are singularly honored by your presence and what you accomplished. It has been my privilege in my life to be associated with some very powerful and significant women. And it's made a great difference to me, starting with my Mom" (Newton, Arizona Republic, 10/8).
She's A Lady
Critics say Goddard wife Monica Goddard "plays too large a role in her husband's campaign, ... but the woman herself says she doesn't pay too much attention to the criticism, and that she involves herself in his schedule to help him maintain a work-life balance."
M. Goddard: "It was hurtful to have somebody say that. But my main decision-making in the campaign ... has been just trying to figure out the schedule so that we see Terry a reasonable amount of time, so we know what's happening, and letting me do whatever I can to help."
M. Goddard "said she has strong feelings about issues affecting children and education, and likes to offer her input."
M. Goddard: "I don't get to make the decisions. But I do weigh in. And I do it with the campaign rather than the candidate, because I know how disruptive that can be" (Arizona Republic, 10/10).