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Arizona governor to write memoir

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has agreed to write a memoir to be published this fall, publishing house HarperCollins said on its website.

The 208-page book will be entitled “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.”

Brewer has criticized the Obama administration over border security concerns and over the Justice Department’s lawsuit challenging Arizona’s illegal immigration law, which was signed by the governor last year.

In the book, Brewer will call on President Barack Obama to secure the border and tell about what she has done to defend her state, HarperCollins said. The publishing house didn’t immediately respond to inquiries from The Associated Press.

Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson declined Monday to comment on what he referred to as “the book,” saying it isn’t part of Brewer’s official duties. He later did not immediately respond to emailed questions about whether Brewer worked on the book during her office’s business hours and whether any state employees helped her with it.

Brewer’s writing of a memoir first was reported by the Arizona Capitol Times.

Brewer, a Republican, was Arizona’s elected secretary of state in January 2009 when she was elevated to the governor’s office by the midterm resignation of Democrat Janet Napolitano. The 66-year-old previously served as a state legislator and county supervisor.


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