(CNN) – It's not clear who might try to succeed Jan Brewer as governor of Arizona next year, but chances are good that whoever it is won't be quite as flamboyant.
The finger-wagging, gun-loving politician, known as a firebrand who exhibits flashes of moderation, announced on Wednesday that she would "pass the torch of leadership" and not run for reelection. Her term ends in January.
Updated 3:06 p.m. ET, 3/12/2014
(CNN) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona announced Wednesday she will not run for reelection.
"There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership," she said at a school in Glendale. "After completing this term in office, I will be doing just that."
(CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t wait long to applaud the veto of an Arizona law that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs the right to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.
In the first minutes of a speech at the University of Miami Wednesday night, Clinton lauded the fact that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer - a Republican - vetoed the legislation that supporters said protected religious liberty.
“Thankfully the governor of Arizona has vetoed the discriminatory legislation that was passed, recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about,” Clinton said to the 6,000 people who assembled at the south Florida institution.
(CNN) – All signs indicate Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely veto politically-charged legislation that supporters say promotes religious freedom and opponents contend discriminates against gays and lesbians.
Brewer did not signal her intention either way in an exclusive interview with CNN on Monday at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.
Washington (CNN)- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tells CNN she will make her decision in the “near future” about whether to sign or veto a bill that supporters say promotes religious freedom and opponents call discriminatory against gays and lesbians.
“I can assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona,” Brewer told CNN in an exclusive interview at the site of the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.
(CNN) - Two outspoken Arizona voices against illegal immigration blasted federal authorities' recent release of hundreds of undocumented immigrants because of the impending federal spending cuts.
Gov. Jan Brewer and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in separate interviews on CNN's "The Situation Room" that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency did not notify their offices when it moved some detainees out of detention and into less expensive supervised release programs.
(CNN) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona had some biting words for the Obama administration Monday after it announced it was rescinding agreements that allow some local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.
"They arbitrarily singled out Arizona and sent a bomb, if you will, across our bow and made Arizona once again a target," Brewer said on CNN's "John King, USA."
(CNN) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, a strong backer of Mitt Romney, pushed back on Monday against arguments that the former Massachusetts governor would be weak on the issue of health care reform.
(CNN) – Two days before her state's primary, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination.
"I'm going to publicly endorse Mitt Romney. I think he's the man that carried the day," Brewer said on the NBC program "Meet the Press."
Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has met or is trying to meet all four of the Republican contenders while they are in the state for Wednesday's CNN/Arizona Republican Party debate. Her endorsement would be welcome by all of the campaigns.
Brewer met with Rick Santorum Tuesday and Newt Gingrich Wednesday, her spokesman Matthew Benson told CNN.
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