Arizona’s Brewer endorses Norton

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a favorite of conservatives for signing a law aimed at controlling illegal immigration, has endorsed Jane Norton in her bid to become one of Colorado’s U.S. senators.

Norton, a Grand Junction native and former lieutenant governor, is locked in an increasingly bitter fight for the Republican nomination with Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck.

The Norton-Buck fight has ranged from gender politics to professional conduct to which one has the better conservative credentials.

In her endorsement to be delivered to the telephones of more than 50,000 Republican primary voters, Brewer touts Norton as “a true conservative, a fighter and a leader in the push to control our borders.”

Arizona is being sued by the Obama administration, which contends the illegal-immigration law Brewer signed this year is unconstitutional.

Drawing a parallel between herself and Norton, Brewer said, “Jane Norton will fight back and stand up to President Obama.”

Brewer is a hero to conservatives for her work against illegal immigration, Norton campaign manager Josh Penry said, calling Buck “more of the same,” while “leaders like Gov. Brewer and Jane are the future of the conservative movement.”

While Buck and Norton are battling for their party’s nomination, incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet and former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff are battling for the Democratic nomination.

Mail-in ballots must be cast by Aug. 10.


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