Skip to comments.Arizona's 'Sheriff Joe' mulling possible bid for governor, raising millions
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 sheriffs 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."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Maybe Sheriff Joe should run for Senate instead. There’s a senile old fart who badly needs to be replaced.
I think that Sheriff Joe needs to run for United States Senator against Juan McLame.
I sure hope this happens!
There is a RINO mayor running. He was on the Laura Ingraham Show promoting amnesty for illegals.
Looking forward to Governor Smiths Election if the Mormon Church, the Arizona Republic, KAETS 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.
A GOOD MAN for any political office... Governor, Senator, or President.
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.
Will any true conservative try to primary Sen. McCain?
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.
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?
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.
Nobody told me that Laura Ingraham still has a radio. show. Hope its available in the San Fran area.
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.
If he’s in, I’m in.
I LOVE SHERIFF JOE!!
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.
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.
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.
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.