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Arizona governor's race wide open

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Gov. Jan Brewer announced Tuesday she would not run for governor again, and several people are looking to take her place.

Some of the high-profile candidates include Secretary of State Ken Bennett, State Treasurer Doug Ducey, State Sen. Al Melvin, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, former Maricopa County attorney Andrew Thomas and one Democrat, former President of the Arizona Board of Regents Fred DuVal. The last date to file for the race is May 28, 2014.

Brewer is term-limited from seeking re-election in 2014. Brewer was originally appointed to the position in 2009 and has been elected one time since, in 2010. Arizona constitution's rules governing gubernatorial term limits preclude any individual who has occupied the office during two consecutive terms from running for re-election. The way the law was written, or intended, Brewer and some of her spokespeople asserted, it does not adequately account for the conditions of Brewer's incomplete first term of service.

Brewer began hinting in November 2012 that she might attempt to qualify for another shot in 2014, hoping her circumstances might warrant an exemption from the law. However, Brewer announced on Tuesday at Park Meadows Elementary School in Glendale that she would pass the torch of leadership and will not try to run for re-election.

Arizona has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. The Arizona gubernatorial primary election will take place Aug. 26, 2014 with the general election on Nov. 4, 2014.

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