Prediction Poll: Will Jan Brewer Actually Try to Run for a Third Term?

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Governor Jan Brewer

For more than two years now, Governor Jan Brewer has been threatening a run for a likely unconstitutional third term.

She still hasn't made up her mind, although some gubernatorial campaigns are already starting, giving a very awkward non-answer to Fox News this week.

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Brewer just repeated "I love my job," several times to Fox's Greta Van Susteren, perhaps an indication that she doesn't want to give up the post.

The state Constitution is a bit of a bitch, though.

"No member of the executive department shall hold that office for more than two consecutive terms," says the pesky Constitution. "This limitation on the number of terms of consecutive service shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993. No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term."

Somehow, Brewer has formed the belief that since she took over for former Governor Janet Napolitano three years into a four-year term, it doesn't count against her as a "term."

It seems silly to think that Brewer would actually believe she could run for a third term. Here's our question, though -- will Brewer try to run for that third term?

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TommyCollins topcommenter

Common sense would say NO. 'Brewer sense' however likely will rule out and she will waste a lot of taxpayer money and time on lawyers to appeal the state constitution that seems so clear to so many already. I put this dumb ass in the category with that guy who is known to have said, "It depends on what your definition of 'is' is".


Brewer's ignorance shows.  Another son is on her staff as an attorney.  Maybe he will defend her in this crazy move.  This will be hilarious.  Can't wait to see it if she does.  Hang on for a wild ride.


Jan Brewer: "We are a land of Laws, all Laws."

Just not the ones Jan chooses to Trash!

Jan Defrauded Social Security to reward her Knife Point Rapist Son with $75,000.00 while he served out his sentence.

Just because the Fed's. chose not to Charge/Prosecute her after thier Investigation of her involvement, and allowed her to re-pay the illgotton Social Security Dollars, dosen't mean Jan is not a Criminal!

After getting away with such a Felony, Jan figures she is "Above the Law", and the State Constitution.

To: Justice in Arizona's Current Political Cesspool?!

eric.nelson745 topcommenter

This is not the first time a Republican has thought about running for an illegal third term. Remember when the tuskers talked about abolishing the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that Reagan could run for a third term? Yes, that actually crossed their minds. 'Course, like our guv, he was having brain farts all over the place.


Most "lame duck" politicians suggest to their staffer that they might want to start looking for a new job. Brewer has very quietly told key staffers not to be too hasty about their job search. Brewer has Billionaire benefactors which in turn can allow her to retain some high powered legal muscle. Don't count Jan out yet. No, I am not an admirer of Jam's, just an amused bystander of the body politics in Arizona. 

valleynative topcommenter

No.  She's stupid enough to try, but she won't run unless her handlers tell her to, and I think they know they wouldn't stand a chance unless some new miracle on the scale of 1070 appears.


Since when did anything like the State Constitution, or the Federal Constitution, or any law, stop a Republican from doing what they want?

WhoKnows topcommenter

It's clear than no one on her staff can could past 2, and to 2 only when it's 2 or 1 during happy hour.



Brewer claims to wan't to "Enforce Arizona Laws"?!

Now she wan'ts to "Challenge Arizona Law"?!

Its alright for  Brewer to Break, and Challenge Arizona Law, just don't try this with Brown skin.


@eric Yeah, but if they were actually able to get the 22nd Amendment repealed then it wouldn't have been illegal for Reagan to run again.  I haven't heard anyone from her camp talk about trying push through a referendum to change the Arizona Constitution.

valleynative topcommenter


You could, of course, say the same about Democrats.  Obama has been bitch slapped by judges more than once, and he can't claim ignorance, being a "Constitutional Scholar", after all.

valleynative topcommenter


I don't support Brewer but she's not trying to violate the law.  She's thinking about challenging the interpretation of the law.  There's a difference.

There's no apostophe in "want", by they way.  It isn't a contraction.

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