AZ Republican Senate president under recall

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    Jun 05, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    There may be hope for AZ yet.
    http://www.economist.com/node/18775323?story_id=18775323CITIZENS for a Better Arizona, a group in Mesa, near Phoenix, this week submitted more than 18,000 signatures to recall their district’s state senator, Russell Pearce. That is more signatures than the votes Mr Pearce won last November when he was re-elected, and far more than the 7,756 necessary for a recall—forcing him to defend himself in a special election—even allowing for some invalid ones. This is much more than a local sideshow: Mr Pearce is not just a member of the state Senate but its president. His recall would be the first of a Senate president in American history.
    [Some lines about SB 1070 which we're all familiar with]
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    But Mr Pearce’s efforts have ranged far beyond SB1070. He was also one of the sponsors of another law against illegal aliens, upheld by the Supreme Court on May 26th, which allows the state to revoke the business licences of companies that employ undocumented workers. He has also tried to keep illegals out of emergency rooms, schools and universities. Aside from illegals, he also wants to balance the state budget by cutting health care for old and disabled people, to let faculty carry concealed weapons on university campuses, and to privatise state parks and airport security checks. He wants Arizona to have the right to nullify federal laws (which his opponents call “secession”). And so forth.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 05, 2011 5:32 PM GMT
    A grand celebration! Maybe people CAN redo the last election!!!!

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    Jun 05, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    Apparently you have to have the recall first, and THEN have a special election.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 05, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    I was just in a celebratory mood today.. you are correct of course. We'll see if there really is a recall...
  • Koaa2

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    Jun 05, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    To bad the governor can't be next!