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Arizona Senator Jon Kyl to Retire
http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com ^ | February 10, 2011 | by Trish Turner

Posted on 02/10/2011 8:03:46 AM PST by Lucky9teen

wo GOP sources confirm to Fox that 3-term Senator Jon Kyl will announce his retirement at a noon news conference Thursday in Phoenix.

The Arizona lawmaker is the No. 2 Republican in the Senate.

Kyl, 68, served four terms in the House before winning a Senate seat. In 2006, he was named one of the 10 best senators by Time Magazine.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 112th; alreadyposted; arizona; az2012; bloggersandpersonal; braking; kyl; resign; senator; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 02/10/2011 8:03:50 AM PST by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

I really liked him. I hope we can get a good conservative to replace him.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 8:04:58 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: Lucky9teen

Gotta wonder what’s going around. Webb, Kyl, the idiot Lee, all in less than 24 hours?

Colonel, USAFR


3 posted on 02/10/2011 8:06:25 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Lucky9teen

I have the most horrible feeling they may try and get Giffords husband or someone involved in the shootings to run for this on the rat side. I would not put it past them to try it.


4 posted on 02/10/2011 8:08:13 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Lucky9teen

Don’t like losing the good ones.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 8:08:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Lucky9teen

He was compromised. Time for some new blood.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 8:09:35 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Lucky9teen

wrong one retiring


7 posted on 02/10/2011 8:09:55 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Lucky9teen

I am not so sure. Arizona re-elected Juan McLame just a few months ago.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 8:11:07 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Lucky9teen
John Kyl is one of the best in the Senate.

This is a shame.

9 posted on 02/10/2011 8:11:31 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

Bad news. Yes, the RATS will make a play for this seat. Damn it!


10 posted on 02/10/2011 8:13:12 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

Napalitano?


11 posted on 02/10/2011 8:14:27 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: sunmars

They completely will. That was absolutely my first thought and why we’ve had nothing but propaganda since the shootings.
This timing is too suspicious.

When so many nurses were gunned down at the U of A Nursing School, there was nothing much said. So many other daily examples here in Tucson, but all they do is advertise their most favored victims on a daily basis (like the astronaut).


12 posted on 02/10/2011 8:15:18 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: NonValueAdded

DITTOS...


13 posted on 02/10/2011 8:16:35 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: mwl8787
"Yes, the RATS will make a play for this seat. Damn it!"

This is Arizona, I can't see any Rat taking this seat. The only one who would have a snowball's chance would be Gabby Giffords out of sympathy for her. However, she'll be lucky to be able to function normally for the rest of her life, much less run a campaign IMO. I hope they put up Sherrif Dupnik. That would be a hoot!
14 posted on 02/10/2011 8:18:11 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ilgipper

Both Giffords and Napolitano are possibilities. Giffords would be much more problemmatic. Word is that Napolitano is already making calls.

Jan Brewer is term-limited and may go for the seat. Shadegg would be much stronger than Flake in a general election campaign.

If Brewer wants to run, the GOP should clear the field for her.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 8:18:55 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: samadams2000

3 terms. Good or bad, that’s long enough.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 8:19:04 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: samadams2000
There is not one person, no matter who he or she is, who some will ever approve of to replace Mr. Kyl. The Freeper haters will never approve anyone who has ever been seen talking to a liberal, asked a question that they interpret as meaning the person has turned liberal, voted for legislation they personally disagree with or appeared in a photo with a liberal. Freeper haters seem to imbue themselves with the wisdom of God, believe they speak for every Conservative and hate everyone who does not agree, point-for-point, with their own beliefs.

I think they are a really sick bunch of puppies.
17 posted on 02/10/2011 8:19:30 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Four terms in the house, 3 terms in the Senate.

Maybe he is one of the sane ones who think 25 years in government is enough.

It’ll be interesting to see who Arizona comes up with to replace him. Another pro-illegal aisle crosser?


18 posted on 02/10/2011 8:20:36 AM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Lucky9teen

Arpaio for senate???


19 posted on 02/10/2011 8:20:53 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: Lucky9teen

Too bad. Wish him a happy retirement


20 posted on 02/10/2011 8:20:56 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: mwl8787

That is what i thought Brewer may be one of the few who could sail into it.

I’d pay good money to see a Napolitano/Brewer all out brawl.


21 posted on 02/10/2011 8:22:12 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Siena Dreaming

Kyl is considered to be a conservative, and was ranked by National Journal as the fourth-most conservative United States Senator in their March 2007 conservative/liberal ranking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Kyl


22 posted on 02/10/2011 8:23:08 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: righttackle44
Well, the direction of the site has turned from the free expression of ideas to an advocacy site.

If you don't advocate the right "stuff", you are not welcome here.

23 posted on 02/10/2011 8:24:22 AM PST by evad (Every time a RINO is defeated, a liberal cries)
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To: Lucky9teen

A real loss to Arizona and our government...Jon Kyl is one of a hand full of Senators with integrity. Why are so many quitting - do they see the Union Take Over of America? Or are there other reasons at work. The country can’t afford to lose men like Kyl....pray for a good replacement...Napolitano was mentioned - Can anyone believe it- that woman isn’t an option...may she slip on a banana peel.............


24 posted on 02/10/2011 8:24:33 AM PST by yoe
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To: Lucky9teen
Sen. Jon Kyl will announce he's retiring at a presser in AZ today
25 posted on 02/10/2011 8:24:48 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: sunmars

I don’t know AZ politics that well, but it would seem to me that Napolitano’s water-carrying for BO, particularly on immigration, hasn’t endeared her to the home folks.


26 posted on 02/10/2011 8:25:28 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: hattend

It’s a shame that the worst of the Democrats seem to stay in office for life.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 8:25:41 AM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: evad

You are correct.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 8:28:30 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Lazamataz
Don’t like losing the good ones.

Serving in the United States Senate (or House) is not supposed to be a lifetime position. If every senator served only two terms and every congressmen served only four terms, we wouldn't have nearly the problems that we now have inside the Beltway.

Kyl will be missed, but I am certian that he is not the only politician in Arizona with conservative credentials.

29 posted on 02/10/2011 8:34:31 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: unixfox
3 terms. Good or bad, that’s long enough.

EXACTLY !! there are many memnbers of the House that would be GREAT Senators ! and open up MORE seats in the House that we can bring in REAL CONSERVATIVES not GOP/RNC bobbleheads ! This whole "seniority" thing in the House is KILLING US FOLKS ! 2 terms at the MOST for the House.. After 2 terms in the house... if you are GOOD then run for the Senate or go home ! Let's GOOOH folks !

30 posted on 02/10/2011 8:35:34 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: sunmars

I do believe you’ve just described the democrat strategy. That kid who stayed with Giffords after the shooting would be their first choice, but he’s not old enough. I could see Dupnik running for it, he’s loony enough. It will be one of the shooting victims or a spouse.


31 posted on 02/10/2011 8:36:06 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Labyrinthos

exactly, i think senate terms should be reduced to 4 years and all 100 should be elected every 4 years with the presidency, save costs.

Max 2 terms just like the Presidency and all house seats max of 4 terms.

These guys need to know the gravy train is not permanent.


32 posted on 02/10/2011 8:36:38 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Labyrinthos

AMEN AMEN and AMEN !! What has our country been reduced to? that we OWE good senators a lifetime appointment? If they are that good than the odds are their replacement will be just as good... if a “bad” one steps down it gives us the opportunity to make a case for a “good” one.. period..


33 posted on 02/10/2011 8:37:58 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: sunmars

34 posted on 02/10/2011 8:40:30 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: Lucky9teen
He's only just been elected to his first term, but Rep. Paul Gosar seems pretty good (from Wikipedia article):
Gosar describes himself as pro-life. Gosar supports the 2nd Amendment and opposes restrictions on firearm ownership. He describes himself as a fiscal conservative. He opposes the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
Regarding immigration, Gosar supports Arizona Senate Bill 1070. He advocates deploying soldiers to the border and supports building a double barrier fence.

35 posted on 02/10/2011 8:43:49 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: sunmars

This one’s a no-brainer. Governor Jan Brewer. She’s won state wide office as both Secretary of State and Governor and owns the immigration/borders issue. She’s been tested in the face of fierce opposition from the media and various well-funded special interest groups. She’s 66, but she’d still be a breath of fresh air compared to the senior
Senator.


36 posted on 02/10/2011 8:44:34 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: jagusafr

Senator Kyl is my U.S. Senator and will be our guest speaker at our annual Mohave County Central Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner this Saturday. I believe he had planned this term to be his last. I believe our US Congressman Trent Franks would be an excellent candidate to replace his seat, as much as I’d hate to have him leave us. Am hearing through the political grapevine that newly elected Ben Quayle’s name is coming up to run for Kyl’s seat.


37 posted on 02/10/2011 8:45:13 AM PST by spiderfern
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To: davidosborne

LOL—what is that, a phishing website?


38 posted on 02/10/2011 8:45:33 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Lucky9teen

Cross your fingers he will also announce he will be seeking the Republican nomination for President!


39 posted on 02/10/2011 8:45:50 AM PST by TexasKate
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To: samadams2000

I agree with you.


40 posted on 02/10/2011 8:46:22 AM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: NonValueAdded

Will Hayworth run again...


41 posted on 02/10/2011 8:46:42 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: littleharbour

Sounds great to me.. of course it is up to the voters of Arizona but if Jan runs for the U.S. Senate I will send her a check.


42 posted on 02/10/2011 8:47:49 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: 1rudeboy

seriously? grow up please.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 8:48:57 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: davidosborne
headline: Arizona Senator Jon Kyl to Retire
davidosborne: Please Send Me Your Money
44 posted on 02/10/2011 8:51:24 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Lucky9teen

It’s Jeff Flake’s seat to lose...


45 posted on 02/10/2011 8:51:49 AM PST by JohnLongIsland (time to get out of ny => 143 days and counting...)
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To: JohnLongIsland

Rep. Jeff Flake very likely to enter #AZSEN race in “coming days,” per GOP source.


46 posted on 02/10/2011 8:53:00 AM PST by sunmars
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To: Lucky9teen
Hmmmm, could this have been in the cards all along???

First, Bristol Palin announces she's buying a house in Arizona - Link

Then, a Phoenix radio station announces it's offered her a job - Link

Then she lets leak she's writing a memoir - Link

Then Bristol announces that she may run for office some day - Link

And all of a sudden, BANG! Kyl annouces his retirement. Watch for the Bristol for Senate exploratory committed to start fundraising soon.

47 posted on 02/10/2011 8:53:53 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: 1rudeboy

1rudeboy,

I have not asked anyone for a dime.. I DO make a point to discuss the merits of the GOOOH candidate selection process when appropriate,,, if you have a comment or question about GOOOH please post it otherwise grow up please..


48 posted on 02/10/2011 8:55:01 AM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: jagusafr
Webb, Kyl, the idiot Lee, all in less than 24 hours?

Well for Webb it was probably the fact that he had little chance of winning re-election that motivated his decision.

49 posted on 02/10/2011 8:55:45 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: Lucky9teen

Sheriff Joe for US Senate!


50 posted on 02/10/2011 8:55:58 AM PST by Mechanicos
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