Senate President Russell Pearce answers questions about the new effort filed Thursday to deny citizenship to children who do not have at least one parent who is a citizen or permanent legal resident. Within hours a group took out petitions to recall him.
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Attorney Lisa Hauser explains in court Aug. 8, 2011, why she believes the recall petitions filed against Senate President Russell Pearce should all be invalidated.
Charter school executive Jerry Lewis announces his candidacy for the Arizona State Senate District 18 seat Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. Lewis is seeking the seat currently held by Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, author of Arizona's SB1070 immigration bill and other border related bills. Pearce is facing a voter recall in a November 8, 2011 election. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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Randy Parraz, one of the organizers of the recall of Russell Pearce, complains Monday when he was not allowed to go to the Senate president's office to deliver a request that he step down rather than force a recall election. A Senate page eventually took the letter. Pearce told Capitol Media Services last week he does not intend to quit.
Chad Snow, who chairs the committee to recall Senate President Russell Pearce, explains Tuesday some of the reasons they believe he should be turned out of office in a special election. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)