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THE UNDERCARD — Battle for Ariz. secretary of state becoming front in gay rights fight: Democrat Terry Goddard is going up with an ad today intended to reignite a fierce battle — one that subsumed all of the state’s leadership last year — over a bill that critics said would permit Arizona business owners to deny services to gay people. Although Gov. Jan Brewer ultimately vetoed and killed the bill, the fight left raw divisions. The ad, supported by a $100,000 to $200,000 buy and produced by Goddard’s campaign team, features a lesbian couple speaking to the camera alongside their two children. The pair — Melanie Puskar-Blakely and Tonya Blakely — rip Republican secretary of state nominee Michele Reagan, for supporting the measure as a state senator and say it should disqualify her for higher office. Goddard campaign aides say they hope the ad revives the issue for voters heading into the final weeks of campaign season. The ad is running statewide on cable and broadcast.

Originally posted by Politico on September 29, 2014

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