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(AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely move the state's presidential-preference election up a month to Jan. 31 to draw GOP candidates and national attention to the state.

Brewer said in a statement Arizona is at the forefront of advancing solutions to national issues such as illegal immigration and border security, Medicaid spending and the fiscal crisis.

She says it only makes sense that Arizona be positioned to have its voice heard loud and clear when it comes to the presidential nomination process.

Brewer says moving the state's presidential preference election into January would ensure that Arizonans are major players in the 2012 Republican campaign.