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J.C. Scott: McCain pondering another Senate run
On Tuesday's edition:
We started the show with former Pima County Democratic Chairman Jeff Rogers, who discussed issues that Americans are facing when trying to sign up for the health care exchanges. He also talked about the ripple effects of taking the country to the brink of default, and the high cost of government shutdown and sequester.
33 min: We were joined by Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small, who talked about state Sen. Linda Lopez's announcement that she will step down from her Democratic leadership position, Gov. Jan Brewer's announcement that there will be no special session to allocate more funding for the Independent Redistricting Commission, allegation of campaign finance violations by Attorney General Tom Horne and confusion over a state appeals court blocking higher limits on campaign finance donations.
55 min: We then interview U.S. Sen. John McCain, who reflected on the debt ceiling and government shutdown battle that has dominated politics over the last couple of weeks. He believes that the attempt to defund Obamacare was a "fools errand." He also commented on immigration reform, foreign policy and his efforts to bring Republicans together to fight for health care reforms that can pass the Congress. McCain said he would decide whether to seek another term in office over the next year.
83 min: We finished the show with Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, who said he will fight an order to return $400,000 in campaign donations from an independent expenditures committee. Horne said "it’s a technical campaign-finance allegation" and that he will present definitive proof that he didn't illegally coordinate with an outside group. He then talked about the indictment of 21 National Guardsmen who are accused of falsifying home addresses so they could collect expenses meant for personnel on short-term assignments.