PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs says he'll challenge Senate President Steve Pierce for the chamber's top leadership post.
The two Republicans would face off in a vote among majority Republicans elected in the Nov. 6 general election.
Biggs told the Arizona Capitol Times (http://bit.ly/OOVyki ) that it'll be a close race against Pierce but that he thinks he can win.
House and Senate caucuses generally hold their closed-door reorganization meetings within a few days after the election.
Re-elected members and newly elected ones get to vote.
Pierce is a Prescott rancher. He narrowly defeated Biggs for the Senate presidency late last year after then-President Russell Pearce was ousted from the Legislature when he lost a recall election.
Biggs is a retired lawyer who lives in Gilbert.