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PHOENIX -- A spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says the state would defend its new campaign finance law in court if necessary.

Matt Benson said Friday that Brewer signed into law the measure that wildly increases campaign finance limits because candidates have become bystanders in their own elections.

Brewer signed into law late Thursday the bill allowing state, legislative and other candidates to raise thousands of dollars more each election.

Benson says Brewer is concerned about the Citizens United court ruling that paved the way for a flood of campaign cash from corporations, unions and wealthy interests.

Arizona Democrats opposed the measure because it could make it difficult for any candidate to successfully run under the state's public campaign financing system created by voters.

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