Skip to comments.'America's toughest sheriff' considering Arizona Senate run : Are you ready for Sen. Joe Arpaio?
Posted on 02/15/2011 7:05:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday he is open to the possibility of running for the seat of retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in 2012.
Arpaio, the conservative sheriff famous for his hard-line anti-immigration stances, made the remarks in light of a poll released Monday by Summit Consulting Group Inc., which is fundraising for Arpaio's reelection campaign for sheriff. The company's Chad Willems is Arpaio's campaign manager.
Arpaio said the deciding factor is neither the money, which he said he could raise, nor his ability to do the job. Rather, he said, it's whether he would be willing to leave his job as sheriff.
Arpaio has served as sheriff for five terms and is currently running for a sixth. But, he said, that doesn't mean he won't run for the Senate.
"The issue is whether I want to leave this office and go to Washington and try to make a difference there, which I would do if I run and win," Arpaio said.
Arpaio said it was a little early to make a final decision.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
A Poll The poll by the Summit Consulting Group found Arpaio led other possible Republicans candidates for the Senate seat.
The poll reported 21 percent of likely GOP voters would choose Arpaio;
17 percent would vote for Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.);
16.6 percent favored former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.), who challenged Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2010 GOP Senate primary;
12 percent would vote for Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) and
6 percent would choose freshman Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.).
YOU BETCHA! Might just have to move to AZ to vote for him.
The next question is: "Can the Republican nominee beat Rep. Gabby Giffords?" - Tom
The left totally despises this man. Look for them to saddle him with many frivalous law suites and investigations to drain his resources and time, as they did to Palin.
If the Sheriff Joe runs I would donate a few shekels to his campaign. Dingy Harry would have a cinniption fit If Joe won a seat in the Senate.
First of all he's not “anti-immigration”, he's a sheriff and it's against the law to be in the United states illegally. Second, what does “hard-line” mean? “Hard-line” compared to what? When did enforcing the law become a hard-line position?
I think he strikes a very healthy and safe balance between the public and the inmates safety. They both are best served by his actions.
I find nothing controversial about the man whatsoever. He's upfront, linear in thinking and actions, and does his job with steadfast consistency.
Arizonans could redeem themselves for constantly reelecting McCain.
We’re not just ready for Sen. Joe Arpaio, we’re long overdue.
The man turns 79 years old this year.
1: On June 14, 2011, Joe Arpaio will be 79 years of age
2: The second he leaves office, the long knives will be out. Investigations, ethics complaints, rumors, innuendo. Arpaio has made many enemies on both sides of the aisle and in the media. All of them will be out to nail him for something, anything.
I don’t believe he could serve our state and country so well in the state senate. Now, to the US Senate, only to there would I be willing to relieve him of his sheriffin’ job.
Big Joe Arpaio Bump...
Hey, I support Joe in his present Job, I’ve voted for him in every election, but Senator is out of the question.