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Prop. 100: Brewer’s knockout punch?
|Contributor||Thomas Walker |
|Last Edited||Thomas Walker May 19, 2010 03:42pm|
|News Date||Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A year ago, Jan Brewer’s proposed sales tax hike seemed like a goner and her political career didn’t seem far behind, but after voters cast their ballots for Proposition 100, the landslide victory may be enough to carry her to a full term as governor. |
Voters approved Prop. 100 by a 64-36 margin, handing Brewer what many observers view as a knockout punch against her challengers in the Republican primary and the general election.
The victory party by the Yes on 100 committee wasn’t a celebration for the governor per se, but the sea of red ‘Brewer for governor’ shirts in the crowd was an unmistakable reminder that Brewer and Prop. 100 are essentially one and the same.
Brewer’s campaign had been picking up speed after signing S1070, Arizona’s strict new illegal immigration law, and pushing Arizona into a lawsuit against the new federal health care law. But the overwhelming win in the May 18 special election effectively ended the campaign, said political consultant Jason Rose.