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Symington Endorses McCain’s Re-election

Dan Nowicki wrote a recent article in the Arizona Republic about the re-election support Senator John McCain has received from three former Republican governors of Arizona, including Fife Symington. McCain faces a difficult and crowded Republican primary on August 30 and announced the support of the former governors today. In addition to ringing endorsements from former governors Hull and Brewer, Symington offered his own backing of McCain:

“History will record John McCain as America’s foremost defender of freedom in the early 21st Century,” Symington said. “His deep personal courage, his sharp intellect and his unwavering dedication to America have made him so. There is only one John McCain, and he must be returned to the Senate to continue his life’s work of service to the people of Arizona.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Jeb Bush’s Arizona supporters include Dan Quayle, Fife Symington

Arizona supporters of Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign include former Gov. Fife Symington, as reported by Dan Nowicki in the Arizona Republic. Here’s an excerpt of a statement provided by the campaign to the paper:

“…since leaving office Jeb has been a successful private sector leader, creating jobs and opportunity. As we have painfully learned over the last 7 years, we need a president with a proven record of getting results beyond being a talking head on a television.”

Read the full article here.

Montini: Symington deems attacks on Hillary political

EJ Montini wrote recently about Fife Symington’s KTAR 92.3 FM appearance in which he discussed his take on some of the investigations into Hillary Clinton. Here’s an excerpt:

I’m a Republican, and I don’t intend to vote for Hillary, but I’ll tell you one thing, this whole experience I’ve been through, people have no idea what it’s like to be threatened, to have your liberty threatened…to have the FBI and the Justice Department basically lay you out completely and do a life audit on you and what you did every minute of the day for 20 years of your life.

Read the rest of the article here.

Symington Endorses Felecia Rotellini for State Attorney General

KNAU featured a brief article detailing Fife Symington’s support of Felecia Rotellini for State Attorney General. His comments:

“I’m very oriented towards the individual and the character of the individual when I support people for public office. Felecia stands out as a really wonderful person and has the right temperament to be attorney general of the state. So I didn’t hesitate. That’s where I am.”

Read the rest of the article here.  Or listen to an audio clip here.

Fife Symington Reflects on His Time as Governor

Fox10 Phoenix recently interviewed Fife Symington at the Esplanade. Some excerpts:

School choice, Symington said, made Arizona a haven for charter schools.

“And by creating that choice and creating charter schools the public education institutions would be forced to compete and get better, it was never meant to hurt, it was meant to make them better.”

“I’m proud that I was Governor of Arizona, I love my state, I love Arizona.”

Watch the interview below.

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