Jan Brewer's successor probably won't be as flamboyant
March 12th, 2014
05:35 PM ET
6 months ago

Jan Brewer's successor probably won't be as flamboyant

(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.

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Filed under: Arizona • Jan Brewer
March 12th, 2014
02:13 PM ET
6 months ago

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won't seek reelection

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."
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Filed under: Arizona • Jan Brewer
February 26th, 2014
10:17 PM ET
7 months ago

Clinton lauds Arizona veto in speech targeting young voters

(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.
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Filed under: 2016 • Arizona • Gay rights • Hillary Clinton • Jan Brewer
February 25th, 2014
01:42 PM ET
7 months ago

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer expected to veto 'religious freedom' bill

(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.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gay rights • Jan Brewer
February 24th, 2014
09:33 PM ET
7 months ago

Gov. Jan Brewer to CNN: 'I will do the right thing for the state of Arizona'

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.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gay rights • Jan Brewer
Arizona governor on ICE release: 'Outrageous' and 'appalling'
February 28th, 2013
09:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Arizona governor on ICE release: 'Outrageous' and 'appalling'

(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.
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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Jan Brewer
June 25th, 2012
07:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Brewer: Obama admin launched 'assault' on Arizona

(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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Immigration • Jan Brewer • TV-John King U.S.A.
March 26th, 2012
07:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Brewer: Romney would work to overturn health care law

(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.


Filed under: 2012 • Jan Brewer • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
Arizona governor endorses Romney
February 26th, 2012
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Arizona governor endorses Romney

(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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jan Brewer • Mitt Romney
Jan Brewer meets the candidates
February 22nd, 2012
02:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Jan Brewer meets the candidates

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.

CNN LIVE: Tune in Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday, the CNN/Arizona Republican Party Debate hosted by John King. Follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate and on Facebook at CNN Politics. For real-time coverage of the Arizona and Michigan primaries, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.
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