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.
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