Skip to comments.Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Doug Ducey's governor campaign
Posted on 08/02/2014 12:36:10 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced in a Friday press release he is endorsing State Treasurer Doug Ducey's gubernatorial campaign.
The move doesn't necessarily come as a surprise, as both Arpaio and Ducey are very focused on illegal immigration and the border.
"I'm supporting Doug (Ducey) because he's the right leader for Arizona, and he'll do the right thing as governor," Arpaio said in the release.
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If he endorses Andrew Thomas. That means he has endorsed 2 troubled lawyers. He also endorsed Tom Horne for AG(note: Kyl backed Brnovich who has support of pro-amnesty Pete Rios). Kobach has fundraised for Tom Horne as well.
Arpaio is trying to bump the least terrible establishment candidate Ducey. Coming in 3rd in polling, Bennett wants to give legal status to the illegals.
Ken Bennett is not a real birther like Arpaio.
Jones talks about securing the border and then illegals coming out of the shadows.
Ducey is the most cunning of the open borders candidate, he talks about focussing on the drug cartels; which is code for letting as many cheap workers in; like his buddy Scott Walker believes.
I think Paul Babeu is close to Christine Jones.
Cruz endorsed Ducey. Cruz should have endorsed Andrew Thomas and said the lawyer disbarment was a BS hit piece. Trent Franks let illegals pray on his lawn.
Frank Riggs the only other anti-amnesty candidate is from California. Moved to Arizona 11 or 12 years ago. For some reason hardliner former State Senator Russell Pearce endorsed Riggs.
They all pander to the Hispanic chamber except Riggs and Thomas.
They tried to heckle Thomas.
re: I think Paul Babeu is close to Christine Jones.
If I were a Republican, that would be good enough for me. Sheriff Paul has, in my opinion has done and is doing a better job interdicting human and drug smugglers in Pinal County than Arpaio has in Maricopa.
Back then when the state lege enacted the human smuggling law, County Attorney Thomas interpreted that law to include conspiracy. If a illegal pays a coyote to smuggle him in, then the illegal has entered into a conspiracy with the coyote to smuggle humans(himself), so the illegal could be arrested and prosecuted for human smuggling.
Arpaio busted many illegals as human smugglers but didn't catch very many actual coyotes.
OTOH, no other AZ county interpreted the law that way so in those other counties more actual coyotes were apprehended.
You see a similar situation on the Legal Arizona Workers Act. County Attorney Thomas passed on large amounts of the state money to Arpaio who used it to bust illegals, but never was very successful in apprehending employers who were hiring the illegals.
...and I support whoever Sheriff Joe supports.
Be careful. He endorsed Butch Napolitano for Governor previously.
I think Arpaio learned a lesson. I am for Ducey also.
Has he ever apologized? That was NOT cool, that was a close race in 2002.
Unfortunately, despite Arpaio, it was Salmon was the one to blame for not running a better race (we had more than a couple Congressmen running who blew winnable races in that good GOP year of 2002: AZ, OK, TN). As I recall, I read one source that said he wrote off campaigning in Pima County (Tucson), which could’ve given him the margin of victory. Jane Dee Hull won it in 1998 with 62% (she actually got a higher % there than in Maricopa County !), but Salmon got a paltry 39%. Jan Brewer kept it closer, losing Pima by just 3% (50-47%).
I understood Largent’s loss and Hillaery’s, but Salmon’s always remained odd to me.
Well, at the time, Napolitano was a statewide officeholder as Attorney General with decent (mid 50s) approval ratings going into the election. Salmon hadn’t run statewide. In hindsight, the woman he beat in the primary, Betsy Bayless, the Secretary of State, might’ve been stronger (although she had lost by a wide margin to Salmon).
Napolitano was well-funded because of AZ campaign funding laws, and she also ran outright as a “Conservative Democrat” (of course, we know that was bullcrap). Add to that, former Democrat Richard Mahoney (a former statewide officeholder) was running as well on the odd platform of being to the left of Napolitano on social issues, but to the right of Salmon on fiscal issues, and he ended up with 7%. Barone himself wasn’t clear on who Mahoney took more votes from, perhaps splitting them equally (though anyone who believes a politician can be fiscally right and socially left is an idiot).
Some of those 2002 gubernatorial races were a real kick in the balls.
The 3 candidates you mentioned and Bebout (Wyoming), should have won. And TT’s liartarian brother shouldn’t have thrown Wisconsin the rat, and Governor Schweiker should have run again in PA.
Rat Attorneys General are Satan, they are great at winning higher office.
Babeu was closer to his illegal alien gay lover named Jose. How soon people forget. They also forget Babeu's disgraceful ad for McCain in 2010. He is a disgrace.
He also endorsed that ACLU-loving prick Bob Barr in GA, who thankfully lost. Arpaio never could endorse worth a damn. Nothing new for him to endorse this sure loser.
Unless Schweiker would’ve been eligible to run again in 2006 as well, had Rendell run in that bad GOP year and won, he would’ve presided over redistricting for 2010, so that would’ve been worse.
I agree about Wisconsin, Ed Thompson deprived Scott McCallum of a victory over Diamond Jim Doyle. Right after that, Ed went back to the GOP to try to win a State Senate seat. If he had wanted to run for Governor, he should’ve challenged McCallum in the GOP primary.
As for WY, Bebout (who was a former Democrat) seemed completely unable to hold the party together. Of course, the Dems have had much luck with holding the WY Governorship, since 1974, only two Republicans have won the office, Jim Geringer and the current occupant, Matt Mead. Freudenthal didn’t inflict much damage.
Mead has become a disappointment, and is not a Conservative. Unfortunately, with no runoffs, the Conservative vote will split between his challengers Cindy Hill (the Schools Chief) and Black Republican Dr. Taylor Haynes. Either would be better.
“Unless Schweiker wouldve been eligible to run again in 2006 as well, had Rendell run in that bad GOP year and won, he wouldve presided over redistricting for 2010, so that wouldve been worse.”
Is there any polling in WY? It would be good to know which of the two conservative challengers to support. If, say, Haynes is 5% better on the issues than Hill, but only Hill has a chance of beating Mead in the primary, it would be wise to support Hill.
Unless Rendell drew a really strong challenger, I think even in 2010 he would’ve survived (if but narrowly, a la Illinois). Fortunately, we didn’t have to find out. I’m rather shocked how lousy Tom Corbett has been as Governor. You’d have thought he’d have been a safe if not inspiring Governor, and now he’s trailing badly. We can only hope if Tom Wolf wins, he turns out to be a fiasco and we get the seat back in 2018 with someone more substantial (and in time to preside over 2020 redistricting).
As for WY, I have no idea about polling there in the primary, but some other “pundits” have proclaimed his challengers as desultory. Only the general has been polled, with Mead leading the Dem 53-25%.
A poll from LAST July showed Hill with a VERY low approval rating and had Mead leading her 69%-15%.
I don’t know why she’s so unpopular but can’t see how that could have changed in a year.
Dr. Haynes looks like he can be Herman Cain’s cousin. But last I checked he had poor name recognition.
It’s hard to know which one to support, I fear Mead will win easily despite getting censured by the GOP state convention.
Gubernatorial polls, good news in Hawaii, Mufi Hannemann’s indie bid doesn’t seem to be harming our chances
Duke Aiona (R) 41%
Dave Inge (D) 34%
Mufi Hannemann (I) 15%
Inge leads incumbent Governor Ambercrombie in the rat primary by 54%-36%. (and in a different poll by 51%-41%)
A separate poll shows Hanabusa leading incumbent Senator Schatz by 50%-42%.
The Governor and Senator both losing in the primary would be something (when was the last time that happened?), and it could flare racial tension among White Hawaii rats. I’m miffed we don’t have a viable Senate candidate of our own.
Close race in Maine
Michaud (D) 43%
LePage (R) 41%
Culter (I) 13%
The Boston Globe has Martha Croakley leading RINO Chazz Baker 42%-32%.
Florida, “Rasmussen” has Scott ahead of Crist 42%-41% with 8% for minor candidates, mostly the Liartarian I would surmise.
I saw my first Quinn ad of the year on TV, sickening.
“Rasmussen” Rauner (R) 44%, Quinn (D) 39%, Other 7%.
More from Ras, they have Synder in Michigan leading by only 45%-42% over Schauer. No poll has had Schauer ahead but a lot of them are too close for comfort.
Gravis, Scott Walker tied with Burke, 47 all. This is must win.
Fallin (R) 44%,
Joe Dorman (D) 31%
Fallin won’t lose but her numbers are unimpressive
VERY early NC 2016 poll
AG Roy Cooper (D) 46%, Gov Pat McCrory (R) 44%.
And some news out of the Virgin Islands!!!
Rat Congressional Delegate Donna Christensen won the rat primary for Governor over the LT Governor and others and is the heavy heavy favorite to win over several indie candidates. There is no GOP slate but John Canegata, a past chairman of the USVI GOP is the LT Gov running mate of former Judge Soraya Diase-Coffelt. They were thrown off the ballot because he’s a registered Republican and she’s an independent, but an appeals court put them back on.
There is a GOP candidate for open delegate’s race, Vince Danet. Few Republican House candidates have a worse shot than him but I’m glad he’s giving it a go.