Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

Arpaio, who said he he has not discussed his Senate bid with Trump, said he's ready for a tough campaign.

"We can not sit idly by while our nation faces unprecedented challenges". She has the endorsement of HRC and Victory Fund. Many opponents of Obama contended he was not born in the United States and was therefore ineligible to be president.

"Joe Arpaio has 100 percent name recognition with voters", Stan Barnes, a Republican political strategist in Arizona, said in a telephone interview. Flake has previously feuded publicly with and criticized Trump for various actions as president, and has clashed with Arpaio over Flake's decision to support an immigration reform bill.

Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

Arpaio is also known for retaliating against political adversaries and using various freakish schemes for the sake of publicity.

I don't know anything about Arizona politics, so I'm astonished to read AZ columnist Laurie Roberts' prediction that Trump-pardoned felon Joe Arpaio will win the state's Republican Senate primary.

"Joe Arpaio brings a violent and radical history against Hispanic Arizonans to a race that has been and will be a long, bruising and very expensive primary for the Arizona Republican Party", said Herschel Fink, party executive director. Mr. Trump pardoned him in August.

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While he was sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Arpaio staged any number of freaky publicity stunts, from "making prisoners pay for salt and pepper" to framing an innocent man for a phony assassination attempt. According to the Arizona Republic, she told her House colleagues she was planning on entering the race. "We'll see what happens", he told Talking Points Memo. "How serious is he about this?" "Even American citizens are terrified of Arpaio because they think he will take away their parents". "I'm not going to get into my personal life, but I will say we have four grandkids and some have a different ethnic and racial background". "The president and I have a good relationship, and that's going to be good for Arizona and for our country". "I'm confident that this will not split the vote".

That unwavering self-assurance hsa not changed.

Arpaio also says he'll shake up Washington. But he also packs nationwide fund-raising clout and strong support among the Arizona's Republican base.

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Currently, the future of both Senate seats are unclear. Trump said the former sheriff was treated "unbelievably unfairly". "You get the same time for barking dogs", Arpaio told Washington Examiner. Last August Trump issued a pardon that allowed Arpaio to avoid punishment after having been convicted of contempt of court.

"As a sheriff, I've done some controversial investigations", said Arpaio, who worked as a DEA agent during the time he coined the idea of a border wall to stop "the drugs that destroy our country". "He's a big supporter of law enforcement".

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