Arizona state senator loses recall election
November 9th, 2011
12:02 AM ET
3 years ago

Arizona state senator loses recall election

(CNN) - The state senator who wrote Arizona's controversial immigration law lost to a charter school superintendent on Tuesday night in a recall election widely seen as a referendum on tough measures against illegal immigrants.

"I want to thank those people who have stood by me," said Russell Pearce, who represented a suburban Phoenix district. "It doesn't look like the numbers are going my direction ... and I'm OK with that."

The recall petition pitted Pearce against fellow Republican Jerry Lewis. Lewis led with 53.4% of the vote with all precincts reporting while Pearce got 45.3%.


Filed under: Arizona • Immigration
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    This is a tough issue to follow with the information provided. Who did what?

    November 9, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  2. george of the jungle

    even the repos can't stick togeather.

    November 9, 2011 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  3. thomas

    Change will come !

    November 9, 2011 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  4. jack

    Crushed! That's is sweet justice

    November 9, 2011 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  5. monogopapenog

    Since you are being voted out of office it really doesn't matter what you think.

    November 9, 2011 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  6. AZpatriot

    Thank God!

    November 9, 2011 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  7. Desertfox

    IIt is a good day for Arizona!

    November 9, 2011 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  8. Mike D

    Chickens are coming to roost. The Governor will be next.

    November 9, 2011 02:22 am at 2:22 am |
  9. chris

    Definitely a move in the right direction.

    November 9, 2011 03:44 am at 3:44 am |
  10. MarineWill

    I can't wait to see how Fox spins this!!!

    November 9, 2011 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
  11. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    The radical extremists are all going down in 2012.

    November 9, 2011 06:13 am at 6:13 am |