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    Arizona Boots Anti-Immigration Leader

    Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, left, addresses the media late Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. Voters in a Phoenix-area legislative district decide Tuesday whether to oust state Sen. Russell Pearce, the sponsor of Arizona's groundbreaking immigration enforcement law, in an unprecedented recall election. The recall election, forced by a petition drive, is the first for an Arizona legislator. Jerry Lewis is challenging Pearce in the recall. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Matt York / AP Photo

    Arizona voted Tuesday to recall Senate president Russell Pearce, the architect of the state’s controversial immigration law. He lost 53-45 to fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, a conservative Mormon who opposed the state’s anti-immigration crackdown. It’s the first time in U.S. history that a sitting Senate president has been recalled, and Pearce is the first Arizona legislator to ever lose a recall election. One Pearce ally, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, predicted Pearce would run again next year.

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