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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Will Not Try to Argue Her Way to a Third Term

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks to the news media after voting in the Republican presidential primary February 28, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona is a winner take all state, with all the delegates from the state going to the winner of the primary. Early voting began in the state February 2, with over 300, 000 votes already cast as of February 27. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)
Photo: Jonathan Gibby/2012 Getty Images

Second-term Arizona governor Jan Brewer — best known for shoving her finger in President Obama’s face, her unreasonably tough stance on immigration, and, more recently, vetoing her state’s anti-gay bill — will not run for reelection, the Arizona Republic reports. Though Arizona’s constitution limits governors to two terms, Brewer, who was appointed to her initial term after Janet Napolitano left to become Secretary of Homeland Security, had recently indicated that she might argue that she was eligible for a third, since she was not elected the first time around. But, she said on Monday, “There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership. And after competing this term in office, I will be doing just that.” This probably does not mean that Arizona will get any less crazy, though.

Governor Brewer Will Not Run for Reelection