Skip to comments.‘Sheriff Joe’ Arpaio Leads in Arizona Poll for Senate Race
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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Hooray for Sheriff Joe!
Number three is plausible. Sentiments can be a fine thing, but that should not decide who is a Senator.
There won't be enough popcorn to go around.
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.
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?
How cool would that be !!!
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.
I don’t know if I buy #3. Nov. 2012 is a long time away, and people have short memories.
Jump in Joe.
I like Sheriff Joe, but he is a little old for that job. We need a young conservative who will be around for awhile.
And the Democratic machine will be sure that Giffords is on the ballot.
Arizona conservatives fought like hell in November to unseat this nutcase.
Hey, it worked for the "Widder" Carnahan.
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.
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.
Yay! He might be more effective as Sheriff but good luck to him!
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.
She is loony-left.
Yup...never let a crisis go to waste.
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.
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.
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.
“And Arpaio is in his 70s, correct? Im no ageist but I think thats 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.
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.
Silly Republican, Gabby wouldn’t have to beat Jesus. Everyone knows that He’s a Democrat! /sarc
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.
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?
“..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.
Yet when it's convenient, the government and others tell us, 70 is the new 60...
((Because people live longer don't ya know!))
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.
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.
>>And Arpaio is in his 70s, correct? Im no ageist but I think thats 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. :)
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.
It didn’t work twice.
I was wondering why MSM is reporting on her constantly. Could it be its part of their buildup to push her for Senator?
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.
More so if she doesn't recover. (See the "Carnahan Effect")
“The DUmmies are beside themselves at the thought of Gabby running”
Funny considering just a couple months ago they hated her.
OMG, you mean GG isn’t being anointed the next Senator??!
GO SHERIFF JOE!!
Flake may be the ‘real contender’ but he’s PRO ‘IMMIGRATION REFORM’ and is rated C- by NumbersUSA.
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