POLITICS: Arizona Shootout

Under the hot Arizona sun, the two bitter enemies circled each other like battling scorpions, stingers at the ready. Jabbed Representative John Conlan: "We are both conservatives, but our style is different. He uses a meat ax and I use a scalpel." Riposted Representative Sam Steiger: "John thinks of himself as a scalpel. I prefer to think of him as a Roto-Rooter." So it went in perhaps the year's most vicious political contest, the fight for the Arizona Republican nomination to succeed retiring G.O.P. Senator Paul Fannin. Last week that contest ended...

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