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Jan Brewer to Obama administration: 'Not going to back down'

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Gov. Jan Brewer (R) Gov. Jan Brewer (R)

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is speaking out on the president's re-election.

The two have had a tense relationship over the past four years. Who could forget that moment on the tarmac when Governor Brewer pointed her finger at the president?

Brewer said she was disappointed that Mitt Romney did not win, but will try to work with the Obama administration.

"I will continue to pursue communications with him and the administration for the people of Arizona, but I'm not going to back down on the things that Arizona believe in, I'm going to keep fighting for the right things," said Brewer.

Governor Brewer also weighed in on the gridlock in Washington.

"They're going to have to work together, they're going to have to do that for the wellbeing of our country. We're in crisis, we need to work together, we need to solve problems."

After winning his second term, President Obama called congressional leaders, saying he wants bipartisan support in reducing the deficit, creating jobs, and helping middle-class families and small businesses.

Wednesday, the Republican House Speaker offered to work out a deal with the president that would include higher taxes.

"For purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue, under the right conditions. What matters is where the increased revenue comes from, and what type of reform comes with it," said Rep. John Boehner, Republican House Speaker.

The lame duck congress now has to tackle the country's fiscal cliff:

A combination of Bush-era tax breaks and a trillion dollars' worth of automatic spending cuts are set to go into effect in January.

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