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‘Sheriff Joe’ Arpaio Leads in Arizona Poll for Senate Race
Roll Call ^ | Feb 14,2011 | David M. Drucker

Posted on 02/15/2011 6:46:12 AM PST by Baynative

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio led a field of potential Republican Senate candidates in Arizona with 21 percent in a poll of likely GOP primary voters last week.

Rep. Jeff Flake, who announced his candidacy for the seat of retiring Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) on Monday, finished second with 16.8 percent in the Summit Consulting Group survey. Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth took third, with 16.6 percent. He was unsuccessful in his primary challenge to Sen. John McCain last year.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; joe; joearpaio; senate
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Of course this is only for discussion because:
1.) Arpaio has not announced
2.) Flake is the real contender due to Arpiao's polarization factor and...
3.) The Senate seat will (by sentimental default) go to Gabby Giffords if she recovers even mentions the idea of running.
1 posted on 02/15/2011 6:46:18 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Hooray for Sheriff Joe!


2 posted on 02/15/2011 6:51:02 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Baynative

Number three is plausible. Sentiments can be a fine thing, but that should not decide who is a Senator.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 6:51:02 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Baynative
Would love to see him go up against Nepolitano.

There won't be enough popcorn to go around.

4 posted on 02/15/2011 6:51:31 AM PST by AU72
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To: Baynative

And Arpaio is in his 70’s, correct? I’m no ageist but I think that’s a little too old to be starting off in the Senate. I’d love to see his brand of fire and brimstone brought to Congress, but I don’t think it’s practicable. Also on Gabby Giffords, sadly she’ll be lucky to be mentally and physically able to hold onto her own house seat. She still has a long road to recovery.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 6:51:58 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Baynative
I positively hate the talk about the Senate seat going to Rep. Giffords "by default."

She seems all right as far as Democrats go, but getting shot is not a qualification for a seat in the U.S. Senate. This sort of talk illustrates a real problem in our political system today-- the power of celebrity over ideas (I'm talking to YOU President Obama!).

The worst part is that the talk is actually probably close to the reality.

Then again, in 2012, who wants to be defending Obamacare?

6 posted on 02/15/2011 6:52:04 AM PST by Lysandru
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To: Baynative

How cool would that be !!!


8 posted on 02/15/2011 6:54:26 AM PST by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Ev Reeman

AND before “Gabby” was elected her “district” had elected a OPENLY HOMESEXUAL “RINO”! Her “district” must be full of people who are SWIVED in the head.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 6:56:04 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Baynative
The DUmmies are beside themselves at the thought of Gabby running for Senate, regardless of any residual disabilities. They think she could beat Jesus.

Classy bunch.
10 posted on 02/15/2011 6:56:37 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Baynative

I don’t know if I buy #3. Nov. 2012 is a long time away, and people have short memories.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 6:58:34 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: Baynative

Jump in Joe.


12 posted on 02/15/2011 6:59:49 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Baynative

I like Sheriff Joe, but he is a little old for that job. We need a young conservative who will be around for awhile.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 7:01:42 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Baynative

And the Democratic machine will be sure that Giffords is on the ballot.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 7:02:04 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Ev Reeman
RUN, JOE RUN !
15 posted on 02/15/2011 7:02:39 AM PST by flat
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To: Ev Reeman

Arizona conservatives fought like hell in November to unseat this nutcase.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 7:11:49 AM PST by greyfoxx39 ("This administration has turned off America's beacon to the world for freedom and left darkness")
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Number three is plausible. Sentiments can be a fine thing, but that should not decide who is a Senator.

Hey, it worked for the "Widder" Carnahan.

18 posted on 02/15/2011 7:15:10 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Baynative

Isn’t Jeff Flake pro-amnesty?
In which case he would be equally polarizing.

I doubt Gabby Giffords will have the stamina to run. She has a lot of recovery to go.

I wouldn’t count JD Hayworth out yet.


19 posted on 02/15/2011 7:19:46 AM PST by kidd
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To: kidd

She’ll run from her hospital bed. All she’ll have to do is announce that she’s a candidate and it’s a done deal.


20 posted on 02/15/2011 7:25:30 AM PST by surrey
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To: Baynative

Yay! He might be more effective as Sheriff but good luck to him!


21 posted on 02/15/2011 7:37:03 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
you are the second to make the statement that Joe is too old. what Joe brings to the table is common sense and no fear of pompous stuffed shirts in Washington. that is a not inconsiderable value that is sorely lacking in government at all levels. we of the USA should hold our eldest with a lot more respect than we do.
22 posted on 02/15/2011 7:38:37 AM PST by Movemout (we are entering the event horizon. please adjust the frequency, Kenneth)
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To: Baynative
I agree with choice number 3. I would love to see either JD Hayworth or Sheriff Joe run but if Gabby Giffords runs she wins in a landslide due to sentimental factors.

From what I've read is she was a Republican so she is probably a RINO / DINO although she'll be on a crusade for gun control.

But what about Jan Brewer? I think she'd make a fantastic Senator.

But JD, Sheriff Joe, Gabby Giffords and Brewer would bring national attention to the border. Even though Giffords is a democrat she is for protecting our borders and enforcing the law.

23 posted on 02/15/2011 7:38:57 AM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bulls!!!)
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To: Dengar01
Even now Giffords would lose a statewide race.

She is loony-left.

24 posted on 02/15/2011 7:43:40 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: surrey

Yup...never let a crisis go to waste.


25 posted on 02/15/2011 7:48:24 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Baynative

A real patriot like Arpaio doesn’t have a chance. This is the same state that sent Juan McLame back the Senate after years of undermining the nation. Expect another Establishment Globalist RINO to join him.


26 posted on 02/15/2011 7:49:10 AM PST by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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To: Baynative

The seat is hers for the taking. Wouldn’t matter if she were a vegatable. We have become a society that is obsessed with feelings. That gives her the advantage. Geesh, I’m in a foul mood today. Sorry.


27 posted on 02/15/2011 8:16:58 AM PST by animal172 (Can a girl with a mole on her face be happy married to a gopher?)
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To: Baynative
It'd definitely go to Giffords if she wanted it. Might it go to her husband if he did? It's something to think about given the space shuttles are (supposedly) retiring this year.

As much as I might admire Sheriff Arpaio, he's 78 now, which is just too old to be jumping into the U.S. Senate.

28 posted on 02/15/2011 8:23:00 AM PST by newzjunkey
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“And Arpaio is in his 70’s, correct? I’m no ageist but I think that’s a little too old to be starting off in the Senate.”

He and McCain are about the same age. He couldn’t do any more damage than McLiar.


29 posted on 02/15/2011 8:23:09 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Dengar01
But what about Jan Brewer? I think she'd make a fantastic Senator.

She might, but the people of Arizona (the Southwest and American in general) need her right where she is as governor. She's still in her first term there as well.

30 posted on 02/15/2011 8:25:59 AM PST by newzjunkey
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To: AuntB
"He and McCain are about the same age. He couldn’t do any more damage than McLiar."

I agree totally. I think he'd be 10 times better than McCain. I just think he'd probably be a one termer and then we might have to fight this battle all over again in Arizona. Rather just see a younger conservative who can hold that seat for the next 12-18 years, thats all.
31 posted on 02/15/2011 8:27:29 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Thrownatbirth

Silly Republican, Gabby wouldn’t have to beat Jesus. Everyone knows that He’s a Democrat! /sarc


32 posted on 02/15/2011 8:28:51 AM PST by paladin1_dcs
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Good points.


33 posted on 02/15/2011 8:32:29 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Baynative
The Senate seat will (by sentimental default) go to Gabby Giffords if she recovers even mentions the idea of running.

I've got an unpopular opinion here....Giffords will never recover to the point she will be able to maintain or perform any credible work...

Very sad, but just the way it is...IMO.

34 posted on 02/15/2011 8:37:31 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Thrownatbirth
The DUmmies are beside themselves at the thought of Gabby running for Senate, regardless of any residual disabilities. They think she could beat Jesus.

She will never recover from the event...

The poor woman has had a hole blown through here skull and through her brain.....and they now use her for political gain?

Pretty disgusting...

35 posted on 02/15/2011 8:40:48 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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“..The DUmmies are beside themselves at the thought of Gabby running for Senate,...”

Nothing like a martyr for the Cause....or the Agenda... especially when the Left sees an opportunity to “wave the bloody shirt”. They’re masters of it, and the sheeple that can’t think for themselves or don’t bother to just run along with it, right off the cliff.

If she gets the seat, imagine the gun control bills they’ll be writing.

Wishing her well and full recovery, though, from a humanity perspective - she didn’t do anything to deserve what happened to her.

Politically, I don’t want to see ANY Democrat win anything, not for a long time.


36 posted on 02/15/2011 8:42:49 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden; AuntB
And Arpaio is in his 70’s, correct? I’m no ageist but I think that’s a little too old to be starting off in the Senate.

Yet when it's convenient, the government and others tell us, 70 is the new 60...

((Because people live longer don't ya know!))

37 posted on 02/15/2011 8:44:47 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I agree with you about her. My hope is that she recovers enough to live some sort of normal life. The bigger concern politically is not her running, but perhaps her husband. Don’t know what kind of man he is. Would he waive the bloody shirt of his wife,s tragedy? We may find out.


38 posted on 02/15/2011 8:48:50 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: surrey

Yes, and she can get Senator Tim Johnson of SD as her nominal campaign manager. She would be a runaway winner in a state like AZ.


39 posted on 02/15/2011 8:57:42 AM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

>>And Arpaio is in his 70’s, correct? I’m no ageist but I think that’s a little too old to be starting off in the Senate.

Reagan was nearly 70 when he won the presidency. And, like Reagan, Sheriff Joe probably has too much class to make his opponent’s youth and inexperience a campaign issue. :)


40 posted on 02/15/2011 9:14:54 AM PST by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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To: Dengar01
she'll be on a crusade for gun control...

She was on the record as pro-gun before she ran for the job and since the shooting she has indicated that more gun control is NOT the right answer, but rather more effective reporting and handling of the mentally disturbed. Now to ME "mentally disturbed" is a sobriquet that applies evenly to the entire Democratic Party. They in turn take the term and apply it across the board to all gun owners and especially to the membership of the NRA.

41 posted on 02/15/2011 9:32:14 AM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: COBOL2Java

It didn’t work twice.


42 posted on 02/15/2011 9:38:21 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Lysandru

I was wondering why MSM is reporting on her constantly. Could it be its part of their buildup to push her for Senator?


43 posted on 02/15/2011 9:42:34 AM PST by Dante3
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To: vikingd00d
"Reagan was nearly 70 when he won the presidency."

Yes, he was 69. Someone on this thread mentioned that Sherrif Joe is 78. Sounds like a one termer to me. I would rather see a younger conservative guy/gal who can serve two to three terms in there IMO. I always loved that line Reagan used on Mondale in that debate. Even Mondale laughed at it and I truly think he won the debate right there!! Right at the beginning.
44 posted on 02/15/2011 9:49:28 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ExSoldier
"she has indicated that more gun control is NOT the right answer, but rather more effective reporting and handling of the mentally disturbed."

Is she saying that the whole Democrat party should not be allowed to keep and bear arms? That might be a little extreme even for me... : )
45 posted on 02/15/2011 9:52:00 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Dengar01

Gabby is NOT for protecting the border. Says she is, but votes against anything that will.

Gabby is NOT a blue dog democrat. Says she is but voted for TARP and BOcare.

Gabby is Pelosi’s lapdog and totally ignores her Cochise County constituents.

Gabby is rude to any constituent who hints that what she’s saying isn’t supported by history or facts.

Gabby would look like Harry Reid in the Senate.

Yes, she is my so-called representative.


46 posted on 02/15/2011 10:11:24 AM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Baynative
The Senate seat will (by sentimental default) go to Gabby Giffords if she recovers even mentions the idea of running.

More so if she doesn't recover. (See the "Carnahan Effect")

47 posted on 02/15/2011 10:13:48 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Thrownatbirth

“The DUmmies are beside themselves at the thought of Gabby running”

Funny considering just a couple months ago they hated her.


48 posted on 02/15/2011 10:42:34 AM PST by redk
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To: Baynative

OMG, you mean GG isn’t being anointed the next Senator??!


49 posted on 02/15/2011 10:46:58 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Baynative

GO SHERIFF JOE!!

Flake may be the ‘real contender’ but he’s PRO ‘IMMIGRATION REFORM’ and is rated C- by NumbersUSA.


50 posted on 02/15/2011 11:04:01 AM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! ~ DeMint, 2012)
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