Brewer: No More Debates

Arizona governor stumbled in recent one
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2010 3:22 PM CDT
In this Aug. 26, 2010 photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer speaks at a League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference luncheon in Glendale, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(Newser) – Wednesday's disastrous debate proved to be enough for Jan Brewer, who swore off participating in any more for the rest of the Arizona gubernatorial race. Brewer said she only agreed to the event because it qualified her campaign for $1.7 million in public funds. The governor argued that she and her rival have both held office for nearly 30 years— "I think it's pretty defined what he stands for and what I stand for," Brewer said. "Why would I want to give Terry a chance to redefine himself?"

Brewer had an awkward stumble in her opening statement at the debate, then dodged reporters' questions afterward. She says she did the latter because reporters were peppering her with questions about her use of the image of "headless bodies in the desert" in the immigration debate. "All you guys were doing and talking were beheadings, beheadings, beheadings," Brewer said. "I just felt we needed to move on." Click here to read more about Wednesday's debate.

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