AZ Gov. Jan Brewer won’t seek reelection… because she can’t
March 12, 2014
Although she’s played the re-election game for all the juice she can squeeze out of it, even declaring that there is “ambiguity” in the state Constitution regarding her ability to run for another term, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced today that she would not seek re-election.
“There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership,” she said, “and after completing this term in office, I will be doing just that.”
In 2012 with a surge of bravado, Brewer told the daily, “I haven’t ruled it out, and I’ve been encouraged by people —- legal scholars and other people —- that it’s probably something that I ought to pursue.”
Because the Arizona Constitution specifically limits governors to two terms, Brewer, 69, had talked about circumventing the perimeters, since her first term came by appointment after then-governor Janet Napolitano, left to join the Obama administration. Brewer tried to make the case that although she served two terms, one of them was not an elected term and shouldn’t count.
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