Prediction Poll: Will Jan Brewer Actually Try to Run for a Third Term?
Governor Jan Brewer
Photo by Matthew Hendley
For more than two years now, Governor Jan Brewer has been threatening a run for a likely unconstitutional third term.
She still hasn't made up her mind, although some gubernatorial campaigns are already starting, giving a very awkward non-answer to Fox News this week.
Brewer just repeated "I love my job," several times to Fox's Greta Van Susteren, perhaps an indication that she doesn't want to give up the post.
The state Constitution is a bit of a bitch, though.
"No member of the executive department shall hold that office for more than two consecutive terms," says the pesky Constitution. "This limitation on the number of terms of consecutive service shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993. No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term."
Somehow, Brewer has formed the belief that since she took over for former Governor Janet Napolitano three years into a four-year term, it doesn't count against her as a "term."
It seems silly to think that Brewer would actually believe she could run for a third term. Here's our question, though -- will Brewer try to run for that third term?
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