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Arizona's 'Sheriff Joe' mulling possible bid for governor, raising millions
Fox News ^ | 1-23-14

Posted on 01/23/2014 8:06:45 PM PST by kingattax

Arizona's controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced this week he added $3.5 million to his campaign coffers last year – a personal best – as he hints he's again considering a run for governor.

The record haul was made possible mostly from out-of-state donors who supported the Maricopa County sheriff’s enforcement tactics.

Critics of Arpaio tried unsuccessfully to force a recall election against him last year, a battle which his office claims cost him about $8 million.

But as he builds his war chest back up, he's vowing to run again, presumably for a seventh term but possibly for governor.

"Every four years, my supporters encourage me to run for governor," Arpaio said in a written statement. "Based on these fundraising numbers and knowing I could be competitive, I will have to give it serious consideration."

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1 posted on 01/23/2014 8:06:45 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Maybe Sheriff Joe should run for Senate instead. There’s a senile old fart who badly needs to be replaced.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 8:13:05 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kingattax

I think that Sheriff Joe needs to run for United States Senator against Juan McLame.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 8:15:44 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66
Actually, it may be better to run for governor: so that the other like-minded states model their militia after his. :-)
4 posted on 01/23/2014 8:19:59 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: kingattax

I sure hope this happens!


5 posted on 01/23/2014 8:26:52 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: kingattax

There is a RINO mayor running. He was on the Laura Ingraham Show promoting amnesty for illegals.

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/politics/article_f59637b2-7fd4-11e3-aa6a-001a4bcf887a.html

Looking forward to Governor Smith’s Election — if the Mormon Church, the Arizona Republic, KAET’S “Horizon” and “Horizonte” TV news programs, Hispanic/La Raza activists, Democrat Party crossovers and as many Catholic voters that Bishop Olmsted can sway — have anything to do with the 2014 Arizona Election. We will immediately see the “Utah (aka..Mormon) Compact” replacing SB 1070, giving a “non-finger pointing” welcome to President Barack Hussein Obama when he visits our fair state and our border becoming an “open door” for the whole population of Northern Mexico.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 8:29:10 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: kingattax

A GOOD MAN for any political office... Governor, Senator, or President.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 8:30:32 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: kingattax

Outstanding!


8 posted on 01/23/2014 8:34:22 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kingattax

How many times now does this make? He talks about running every election year, then backs out. Bottom line, if you’re waiting for him to run for Governor, don’t hold your breath.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 8:51:49 PM PST by Coronal
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To: bigbob; All
Maybe Sheriff Joe should run for Senate instead.

Will any true conservative try to primary Sen. McCain?

10 posted on 01/23/2014 8:55:54 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: bigbob

11 posted on 01/23/2014 8:55:55 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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12 posted on 01/23/2014 8:56:33 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Salvavida

You are not far off course. This guy knows a Sheriff is the highest law in the land when it comes to a county. If he were Governor and backing up good Sheriff’s and their county’s Arizona would be a mecca of freedom post haste and the Federal Government would be very surprised to learn of that little thing called the 10th from this guy as he shoved it down their throats.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 8:57:40 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: kingattax

I love the guy, but isn’t he over 80 years old? Obviously, being over 70 never hurt Ronald Reagan, but isn’t his age a concern?


14 posted on 01/23/2014 9:02:19 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: bigbob

No she-ite!


15 posted on 01/23/2014 9:08:27 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

My thoughts as well. Sherif, we love your spirit but with these people now in place, just try not to get BREITBARTTED. Observe your good fortune to have survived in office as long as you have, then get the heck out. I hope he proves me wrong in every way, but nothing is too low or too sneaky for this Caligula Cabinet. We are living through a period of prolific and boastful lawlessness and political prejudice.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 9:47:59 PM PST by lee martell
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Nobody told me that Laura Ingraham still has a radio. show. Hope its available in the San Fran area.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 9:51:53 PM PST by lee martell
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To: kingattax

We need Sheriff Joe to protect us from Mexican drug cartels here in Maricopa County and Phoenix. The rest of you folks find your own politicians.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 12:07:05 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: kingattax

If he’s in, I’m in.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 12:21:15 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kingattax

I LOVE SHERIFF JOE!!


20 posted on 01/24/2014 2:54:06 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: kingattax

I hope he does and that he wins. The next day, the militia could be called out and placed on the borders with Mexico and California.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 4:15:44 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: kingattax

It is a shame he is so old. It would be nice to have him a long time but of course Father Time will catch up to him. I mean if he was 40 that would be so great. I am not sure that Arizona will pick a Governor who is in his 80’s already. Best of luck but I think this is an uphill battle for him.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 4:41:18 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Ghost of SVR4
Agreed. The state that can call up 40,000 well regulated riflemen overnight wins. There is a ton a unconstitutionality that can be nullified in that environment.

And you can lock the border down cheaply, by rotating volunteer militia in. The exercise of guarding the border is how a border state can attain "well regulation" in the militia.

23 posted on 01/24/2014 7:40:48 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: napscoordinator

“It’s not that age matters that much,” said the 81-year-old Arpaio, smiling. “Because I can get a wheelchair, like Ironside and Raymond Burr.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 3:39:22 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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