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ARIZONA
INCUMBENT: KEN BENNETT(R)RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR
PRIMARY DATE: AUGUST 26, 2014

Arizona Secretary of State: At-a-Glance
2014 Terry Goddard (D) Michele Reagan (R) Justin Pierce (R) Wil Cardon (R)
Status
Declared
Candidate
Declared
Candidate
Declared
Candidate
Declared
Candidate
Total Raised $245,265*** $295,284** $14,960** $208,003**
Cash on Hand
(Combined primary and
general election
accounts as of May 31,
2014)
$199,769 $228,790 $2,747 $14,841
Latest Poll
(Republican primary)
N/A 13% 17% 13%
2010 Chris Deschene (D) Ken Bennett (R)*
Results 694,131 (41.8%) 966,934 (58.2%)
Total Raised $187,710 $483,618
Sources: Campaign Finance Search Candidates and 2010 General Election, Arizona Secretary of State, accessed July 1,
2014; Arizona 2010, National Institute on Money in State Politics, accessed January 15, 2014.
Note: Totals combine contributions to both primary and general election accounts. However, candidates cannot begin spending
general election funds until after the Aug. 26 primary. Cardon has $13,875 in his general election fund which is currently
unusable and Pierce has $208. Neither Reagan nor Goddard have funds in their general election accounts.
** November 27, 2013-May 31, 2014. Includes both primary and general campaign contributions.
*** January 1, 2014-May 31, 2014. Includes both primary and general campaign contributions.

Arizona Media Markets
Market
2012 Q4 Political
CPP Persons 25+
2010
Deschene
Performance
2010 SOS
Vote Share
Phoenix $299 39.0% 75.6%
Tucson-Nogales $108 49.9% 21.1%
Yuma, AZ-El Centro, CA $43 41.9% 2.0%
Albuquerque-Santa Fe $144 71.4% 1.2%
Statewide Total $594 41.8% 100.0%
Sources: 2010 General Election, Arizona Secretary of State, accessed December 11, 2013 and
Television Planning Guide, MSR, 2012.

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POWERS RELATED TO ELECTIONS & VOTING
The office of the secretary of state in Arizona is powerful, as the state has no lieutenant governor,
and the secretary of state serves as acting governor when the governor is absent from the state.
Additionally, the secretary of state is first in line to succeed the governor in the event of death,
resignation, removal from office, or permanent disability to discharge the duties of the office.
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Furthermore, the secretary of state is also the chief elections officer for the state. The secretary of
state has the power to:
Certify the names of state candidates and initiative and referendum measures to the ballot
Test the voting equipment in each county before each election
Conduct recounts
Prepare the official canvass for both the primary and general elections
Certify recognition of new political parties
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KEN BENNETT (R) RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR
Ken Bennett, Arizonas Secretary of State, was first appointed to the position
in 2009 when current Governor and then Secretary of State Jan Brewer (R)
replaced Janet Napolitano, who was appointed Secretary of Homeland
Security. Before his appointment, Bennett served as the president of
Arizonas state Senate.
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In 2010, Bennett was elected Secretary of State,
beating Democrat Chris Deschene 58.2% to 41.8%.
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Due to term limits,
Bennett is ineligible to run for re-election in 2014. Instead, he will be running
for governor in 2014.
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Bennett came under fire before the 2012 elections when he demanded
President Obama prove his citizenship before he would put Obamas name
on the ballot.
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Bennett eventually put the President on the ballot after the
Hawaii Department of Health verified that President Obama was in fact born
in the United States.
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Bennett later reneged on a pledge he made while
running for office in 2010 not to endorse candidates for office by becoming a
Romney co-chair in Arizona.
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Bennett was also criticized for his handling of Proposition 204, a ballot
initiative that would have increased sales taxes to benefit education. Bennett attempted to disqualify
the initiative, making a technical argument about language on the petitions, after supporters of the
measure submitted 290,000 signatures.
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In the end, the state Supreme Court decided that the
technicality was not enough to disqualify the measure.
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In 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down Arizonas 2004 voter-approved law requiring
citizens to prove their citizenship status before registering to vote. The court argued that Arizonas

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Department of State, Office of the Secretary of State, Arizona Blue Book, accessed March 5, 2013.
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Department of State, Office of the Secretary of State, Arizona Blue Book, accessed March 5, 2013.
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Casey Newton, Bennett for Secretary of State, The Arizona Republic, January 10, 2009.
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The Atlas Project Toolkit, Accessed June 3, 2013
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Sanchez, Yvonne Wingett, Bennett launches his run for governor, The Arizona Republic, Nov. 12, 2013.
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Catalina Camia, Arizona Official May Keep Obama Off the Ballot, USA Today, May 18, 2012.
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Rachel Weiner, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett Satisfied Obama Was Born in United States, The Washington Post, May
23, 2012.
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Howard Fischer, Bennett changes personal policy, co-chairs Romney campaign, East Valley Tribune, May 29, 2012.
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Mary Jo Pitzl, Court to decide Arizona tax initiatives fate, Arizona Republic, June 26, 2012.
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Howard Fischer, State high court doesnt disqualify sales-tax initiative, Arizona Daily Star, August 15, 2012.
Arizona Secretary of
State Ken Bennett (R)
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voter registration form was invalid because it required more identification than the federal version.
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However, Bennett continued fighting for the law, first by petitioning the federal Elections Assistance
Commission to allow Arizona and other states to include the citizenship requirement when
registering to vote by having state-specific federal voter registration forms. The EAC said it did not
have the power to modify the forms, but Bennett then filed a lawsuit along with Kansas Secretary of
State Kris Kobach attempting to compel the EAC to fulfill their request.
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In March, 2014, a federal
judge ordered the EAC to help Kansas and Arizona develop state-specific registration instructions
that included providing proof of citizenship, thereby sanctioning a two-tiered voter registration
system
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in which voters who register using the federal form without showing proof of citizenship
would be ineligible to vote in state and local elections.
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The case was appealed to the 10
th
Circuit
Court, which issued a temporary stay of the proof-of-citizenship requirement in early May. Bennett is
proceeding with plans to implement the two-tiered system for Arizonas 2014 primary and general
elections.
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The 10
th
Circuit Court will hear arguments for the case on August 25, 2014.
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Arizonas
2004 law also required citizens to show ID before casting their ballot, a provision that was upheld in
court.
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2014
Bennett is term limited from running for his current office in 2014 and will instead run for Governor of
Arizona.
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Wil Cardon, who unsuccessfully challenged Senator Jeff Flake in Arizonas 2012
Republican primary, announced that he will be running for Secretary of State in 2014.
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Cardon is a
wealthy real estate mogul and businessman who raised $7,267,139 for the 2012 primary election, of
which more than $6 million
was self-funded.
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His
campaign spent a total of
$7,248,836.
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Cardon
received 110,150 of a total
516,025 votes, or 21.3% in
that election.
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Republican
state Representative Steve
Montengro withdrew from
the race in August 2013
and endorsed Wil
Cardon.
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In October 2013, two
Republicans, state Senator
Michele Reagan and state
Representative Justin
Pierce, entered the

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Bell, Evan, Bennett vows push for voter ID, Tucson Sentinel, June 18, 2013.
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Fischer, Howard, Bennett wants court to mandate modification to federal election forms, Capitol Media Services, accessed
March 19, 2014.
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Santos, Fernanda, Arizona, Kansas win court approval on voter rules, The Santa Fe New Mexican, March 19, 2014.
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Santos, Fernanda and John Eligon, 2 States Plan 2-Tier System for Balloting, The New York Times, Oct. 11, 2013.
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Pitzl, Mary Jo, Court temporarily blocks voter citizenship requirement, The Republic, May 9, 2014.
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Associated Press, Voter citizenship lawsuit to go before federal appeals court Aug. 25, The Topeka Capital Journal, June 2,
2014.
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Fischer, Howard, Feds reject Arizona proof of citizenship voting requirement, Arizona Capitol Times, Jan. 21, 2014.
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Backhaus, Ben, Secretary of State Ken Bennett eyes 2014 gubernatorial race, The Arizona Republic, May 2, 2011; Trygstad,
Kyle. Flake Draws Wealthy GOP Primary Opponent, Roll Call, August 8, 2012.
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Jeremy Duda, Cardon Running for Secretary of State, Arizona Capitol Times, August 6, 2013.
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Trygstad, Kyle. Flake Draws Wealthy GOP Primary Opponent, Roll Call, August 8, 2012.
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Wilford R. Cardon, Center for Responsive Politics, accessed September 5, 2013.
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State of Arizona Official Canvass, Arizona Department of State Office of the Secretary of State, Accessed September 5,2012.
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Montenegro bows out of Secretary of State race, Associated Press, August 15, 2013.
Secretary of State
Candidate Wil Cardon
(R)
Secretary of State
Candidate Michele
Reagan (R)
Secretary of State
Candidate Justin
Pierce (R)
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secretary of states race.
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Reagan was first elected to the Arizona House in 2002 and was elected
to the Senate in 2010.
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Pierce was appointed to the State House in 2011 by the Maricopa County
Board of Supervisors after his predecessor, Kirk Adams, left the position to pursue a Congressional
run.
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Pierce won reelection in 2012.
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On June 11, the Phoenix Business Journal reported that the Republican polling firm McLaughlin &
Associates found Cardon with a slight lead over Reagan and Pierce, while two-thirds of those polled
were still undecided.
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But a July 11 survey by Magellan Strategies for Conservative Leadership for
Arizona found Michele Regan leading the Republican primary with 21%. Wil Cardon trailed with
17% and Justin Pierce had 9% while 53% were undecided.
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However, a July 14 poll conducted
by Gravis Marketing found Pierce leading with 17%, while Reagan and Cardon both had 13%.
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Meanwhile, the conservative Arizona Free Enterprise Club has spent $185,721 on behalf of Pierce.
One of their campaign mailers described Pierce as the only true conservative in the race. The
group, which is registered as a non-profit, is not required to disclose its donors, but according to The
Arizona Republic, the Clubs $381,442 spent over the course of this election cycle overshadows its
spending in previous years.
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Reagan was an author of HB 2305, which overhauled Arizona election law by requiring regular
purges of the states voter rolls, limiting who can collect and submit ballots on behalf of voters,
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allowing election officials to stop sending early ballots to some voters, and making it more difficult for
individuals to propose state laws and constitutional amendments.
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The bill, which was passed in
2013, was opposed by progressive groups, which sought to overturn the bill through a voter
referendum. UFCW contributed $50,000 to help gather signatures for the effort, and the Arizona
Education Association added $25,000.
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In September 2013, the Protect Your Right to Vote
Committee, whose partners included UFCW, the Arizona Teacher Association, the AFL-CIO,
Communication Workers of Arizona, NARAL Arizona, Planned Parenthood, and SEIU, submitted
146,000 signatures to put the bill on the 2014 ballot.
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However, the bill was preemptively repealed
by Gov. Jan Brewer and Republicans in the legislature before it could go to the voters of Arizona. At
first, Reagan was raising money to counter the petition drive through an organization called Protect
Our Secret Ballot,
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but she later supported repealing the bill out of fear that if voters rejected the
legislation, it would be more difficult for the legislature to pass other changes to Arizona election law
in the future. Progressive organizations are concerned that pieces of the legislation will be passed
piecemeal as stand-alone bills or within other bills currently before the legislature.
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Pierce also
voted for the bill when it was first passed.
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Meanwhile, Reagan also supported another 2013 law

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Scottsdale Legislator May Run for Secretary of State, Associated Press, August 28, 2013; Justin Pierce, Justin Pierce for
Arizona Secretary of State Exploratory Committee Website, Accessed September 2, 3013; Arizona Sen. Michele Reagan enters
GOP race for secretary of state, Associated Press, October 30, 2013; Rep. Justin Pierce to run for Secretary of State, Associated
Press, October 15, 2013.
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About Michele Reagan, Michele Reagan for Secretary of State, Accessed March 10, 2014.
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King, James, Attorney Justin Pierce to Fill Kirk Adams Seat in Arizona House, Phoenix News Times, May 23, 2011.
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2012 General Election Results, Arizona Office of the Secretary of State, Accessed March 10, 2014.
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Sunnucks, Mike, Poll shows scores of undecided in Arizona governor, attorney general races, Phoenix Business Journal, June
11, 2014.
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Sanchez, Yvonne Wingett, Poll: Race for governor between Ducey and Jones, The Arizona Republic, July 11, 2014.
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Arizona Republican Primary Survey Topline Results, Magellan Strategies, The Arizona Republic Archive, Accessed June 15,
2014.
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Current Arizona Polling- Republican Primary, Gravis Marketing, Accessed July 15, 2014.
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Pitzl, Mary Jo, Dark money plays in Secretary of State race, The Arizona Republic, July 15, 2014.
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Kurz, Isiah, Election-law foes decry move to keep it off ballot, The Arizona Republic, Feb. 28, 2014.
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Fischer, Howard, Voters may get last word on changes to election laws, Capitol Media Services, July 8, 2013.
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Fischer, Howard, Senator begins campaign to counter election referendum, Capitol Media Services, July 17, 2013.
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Protect Your Right to Vote delivers 146,000 signatures to refer HB2305 to the ballot, Protect Your Right to Vote Committee,
September 11, 2013.
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Arizona legislator seeks to block possible referendum on voting-law changes, Arizona Daily Star, July 17, 2013.
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Kurz, Isiah, Election-law foes decry move to keep it off ballot, The Arizona Republic, Feb. 28, 2014.
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Justin Pierces Political Summary on Issues: Campaign Finance and Elections, Project Vote Smart, Accessed March 10, 2014.
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that increased the amount that both individuals and political committees can contribute to
campaigns.
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On the Democratic side, former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard
will be running for the office. From 1984-1990 Goddard was the Mayor
of Phoenix, and from 2003-2010 he served as the states attorney
general. Goddard ran unsuccessfully for governors office three times,
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most recently against Jan Brewer in 2010, when he lost 52.3% to
42.5%.
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During his last run for governor, Goddard was endorsed by the
Arizona AFL-CIO,
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the Arizona Education Association, SEIU, and
UFCW,
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and he has already received the endorsement from the AFL-
CIO
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and Planned Parenthood in 2014.
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Goddard will be funding his
campaign through the Arizona Clean Elections public funding program,
though he acknowledges that if Cardon becomes the Republican
candidate, he may be vastly outspent.
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Goddard served as Attorney General during much of the debate
surrounding Arizonas Proposition 200, which established Arizonas voter
ID law and proof of citizenship requirement. Judges on the Ninth U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals originally struck down the voter ID provisions as
unconstitutional, but Goddards office challenged the ruling, requesting a
review by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to continue implementing the law. Goddard
argued that changing the rules in October, so close to the November election, would place a burden
on the state, and he dismissed concerns that the ID requirements caused problems at the polls,
stating that the rules did not cause significant disruption during Arizonas primary elections.
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The
Supreme Court eventually sided with Goddard and allowed the ID requirement to stand for the 2006
November election.
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Later, while opponents of the law continued challenging it in the courts,
Goddard argued that the Supreme Court decision upholding a voter ID law in Indiana leaves no
room for doubt that Arizonas voting identification requirement is constitutional and supports the
proof of citizenship requirement.
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After Goddard left the Attorney Generals office in 2011, current
Republican AG Tom Horne continued to argue in support of Prop. 200 throughout the lengthy appeal
process.
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Recently, Goddard has expressed concern with laws that could hinder ballot access, such as HB
2305, saying, I want to put fewer obstacles, not more, in the area of voting. I think voting is a very
important, fundamental right and it shouldnt be turned into a game of elimination.
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HB 2593 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Key Vote, Project Vote Smart, Accessed March 10, 2014.
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Nintzel, Jim, Once More Unto the Breach, Tucson Weekly, March 13, 2014.
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The Atlas Project Election Results Tool. Accessed March 6, 2014.
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Arizonas AFL-CIO: Labor 2010, Arizona AFL-CIO, Accessed March 10, 2014.
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2010 Arizona Governors Race: Jan Brewer vs. Terry Goddard, Yahoo!, Accessed Sept. 22, 2010.
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2014 Primary Elections Endorsements by Arizona AFL-CIO, Arizona AFL-CIO, Accessed July 15, 2014.
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Terry Goddard, Facebook, March 14, 2014.
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Nintzel, Jim, Once More Unto the Breach, Tucson Weekly, March 13, 2014.
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Fischer, Howard, Goddard asks Supreme Court to repeal recent voter ID ruling, The Free Republic, Oct. 10, 2006.
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Sherman, Mark, Supreme Court Oks Arizona voter ID rules, Tucson Citizen, Oct. 20, 2006.
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Associated Press, Az seeks dismissal of voter ID challenge, The Tucson Citizen, May 27, 2008.
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Sanders, Rebekah, Supreme Court to weigh Arizonas voter-ID law, The Republic, March 17, 2013.
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Nintzel, Jim, Once More Unto the Breach, Tucson Weekly, March 13, 2014.
Secretary of State
Candidate Terry
Goddard (D)