August 24th, 2010
11:50 PM ET
12 years ago

CNN Projection: Brewer captures GOP Arizona gubernatorial nomination

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona easily won her party's gubernatorial nomination Tuesday night."](CNN) - Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona easily won her party's gubernatorial nomination Tuesday night, according to a CNN projection.

Brewer captured 87 percent of the vote in the GOP primary election, according to early unofficial vote returns from the Associated Press.

At the time that she signed into law her state's controversial immigration measure, Brewer was involved in a competitive primary battle. But Brewer's political stock within Republican circles soared in the months after she put her signature to the bill, and two of her primary challengers dropped out of the contest.

Brewer will face off in November's general election against Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, who faced no opposition in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Brewer, Arizona's secretary of state in early 2009, became governor when Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano stepped down after being confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama administration.

Filed under: 2010 • Arizona
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. bob

    They need to get her out of there. She's a disgrace to the State of Arizona.

    August 24, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  2. Sean

    Why wasn't this brought up in the last 8 years when illegal immigrations were worst (due to the economy)? Politics... at the end of the day.

    August 25, 2010 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  3. D.

    This lady has guts, and stands up for state rights in an era when the octopus called the general government is intrusive (and at the same time ineffective)!

    August 25, 2010 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  4. Lizzie

    you go girl!!

    August 25, 2010 01:24 am at 1:24 am |