Jan Brewer Not Running for Third Term

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As expected, Governor Jan Brewer will not be seeking a third term in office.

Although the Arizona Constitution prohibits a governor from holding that office "for more than two consecutive terms," Brewer has been insisting for several years now that she might be able to run for a third term. She announced today at an elementary school in Glendale that she won't be pursuing that term.

See also:
-Brewer's 10 Most Embarrassing Moments in Office
-No One Leading Race for Arizona Governor


There would have been a lot of unhappy people had Brewer decided to pursue a third term.

Brewer was the Secretary of State in 2009, and was next in line to the governorship after then-Governor Janet Napolitano was appointed by President Obama to be the Homeland Security secretary.

Since she took over for Napolitano's term, Brewer's said the law is unclear on whether that actually qualifies as a "term."

Had she actually been intent on running for a third term, however, she might have made that known earlier, since eight Republicans have since lined up and begun campaigning. Two of those candidates are current statewide officeholders: Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Treasurer Doug Ducey. Another candidate, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, has announced that he'll resign from his job to pursue this run for governor.

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DGAZ
DGAZ

"We Forsake You

 Gonna Rape You

 Lets' Forget You Better Still!"

                                      Pete Townshend

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Never fear all of you bigoted, intolerant twisted liberals.   Uncle Joe is going to run in her place so you all will still have plenty to bitch about.   You all realize that you create  your own negativity, don't you?  Is there a liberal alive that ever thought positively?  If you can't bitch and moan, you have nothing to live for.    

Edward Buck Shomo
Edward Buck Shomo

Back into the crypt, until once again, the forces of evil use their incantations to revive her.

Johnny Rychlicki III
Johnny Rychlicki III

Finally! We will soon be rid of the wicked witch of the west! Ding dong the witch'll soon be gone...which ol' witch...that racist b - ok...I'm done.

Captdie Steve O
Captdie Steve O

I thought technically it wouldn't be a third term... She entered halfway into Janet Napolitano's term. After she was tapped for Homeland Security Secretary. Right?

Maggie Freitag
Maggie Freitag

Maybe now she can really have scorpions for breakfast!

Arizona Anthony
Arizona Anthony

Woo-hoo! Now if we can just convince enough Democrats to get out and vote!

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

Dear Mrs. Brewer,


I am glad to be able, finally to say, "Don't let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you". Please have one of your handlers explain that to you. It was not meant as a compliment.


I am VERY glad to see you go. And will be happier if you just keep on going and take Pearce and the shurf and Andy and Lori and Cathy and Chuck and Lester and Carl and the rest of your miscreant mishmash of political waste, with you.


May you rest.

Don Collins
Don Collins

The only thing that's ruining Az 'CORTEZ' is the Illegal Mexicans that's in it ~!!!

Marti Stimson
Marti Stimson

Maybe Arizona can start recovering now from all her damage.

Glen Ottosen
Glen Ottosen

Come on....I think she done did a gooder job as she could...

AzNtv1
AzNtv1

As if she had a choice... pretty clear she couldn't do it, but don't let that get in the way of her hair brained thinking.  Good riddance Jan. What a disastrous legacy you will leave for our once great state.

ger52749
ger52749

thank god, what  a piece of shit she is. The hag would have lost anyways. 

Rebecca Stapleton
Rebecca Stapleton

She isn't allowed to seek a third term without a special concession.

Mark Holman
Mark Holman

Thank fucking Satan. . Let her eat scorpions

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

All right!

Now that we know GED Jan's not planning on violating the Arizona Constitution (and getting taxpayers sued) with a third term, maybe we can elect someone who isn't mentally sick and/or a puppet.

I think I'll vote for Scott Smith.

johnlancaster85035
johnlancaster85035

Time to spin the...... PROPAGANDA WHEEL.... again.............spin it!!  spin it!!.........where it lands nobody knows.............

Frank Vindiola
Frank Vindiola

The most important thing is she won't be in office.

Mark Weld
Mark Weld

ugghhh..stand even Stand looking at that old catcher's mitt with false teeth and an IQ of 85...ANOTHER embarrassment in the Governing history of Arizona!

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@fishingblues He is? Wow, that's good news too. That means he will have to resign as MCSO shurf and then lose the election and we will be rid of him too. What a great year 2014 is going to be!

Jukes
Jukes

If some of the people who have announced replace her, you'll be wishing she'd come back. 

66rock
66rock topcommenter

Yup, she has did all that she can do.

burt
burt

@AzNtv1  

When was this state great? When I moved out here in the 80's, you clowns damn near re-elected Ev Mecham immediately after kicking him out of office.

Must have been before that, yeah?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest

Oh that would be great entertainment. Imagine her going door to door in the district, stumping for votes?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@66rock @fishingblues @TommyCollins    Simply an observation boys and girls (and a damn valid one).  It is not negative nor is it bitching to run at loony liberals, in fact it brings a smile to my face.

Liberals are hypocritical and duplicitous.  They are smug elitists and always negative, and the real laugher is that they actually believe they are superior.  

So keep pretending you insufferable twits.  

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