Arizona: Lawmakers Back Bills to Stay in Office

Wed, Apr 17 2013 — Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

One of the perks of incumbency is the ability to make it harder for your opponents to one day sweep you out from office.

The Republican-led Arizona Legislature has embraced that truism this year with two election overhauls aiming to protect ambitious incumbents while also creating new hurdles for voters looking to give unpopular politicians the boot.

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