Russell Pearce, the president of the Arizona Senate, has sought to solidify his state’s reputation for hard-edged conservative policies, but now he must defend himself in a special election.

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  • Arizona Immigration Law's Supreme Court Challenge
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    07/13/2017 - 2:15 pm | View Link
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    09/29/2014 - 8:59 am | View Link
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    07/12/2010 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Special Report: Arizona’s controversies — then and now
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    06/24/2010 - 12:37 am | View Link
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