Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Sheriff Joe is Running For Office Again

Sheriff Joe is Running For Office Again

Arpaio, who would be 86 by the time he is sworn into the Senate, is running for the seat formerly occupied by Jeff Flake, who announced in October that he will resign at the end of his term.

Arpaio enters the race with substantial baggage, from his 24 years in office and the presidential pardon.

Arpaio, 85, announced his intention to run for the seat that will soon be vacated by outgoing Republican Sen. The closest Doocy got to mentioning Arpaio's checkered past was when he introduced him as "known for being tough on immigration".

"I think I can make a difference".

Arpaio, not content with his pardon, is still fighting to have the conviction completely erased from his record.

Willems said Arpaio's paperwork will be filed Tuesday with the secretary of the U.S. Senate, who will in turn file with the Federal Election Commission.

"So no, it had nothing to do with it". I feel like I just gave you a little scoop there'. "Because ultimately, during the commercial you said Donald Trump was a heroic figure to you, and he wants to drain the swamp - if you were in the Senate would you do that as well?"

"I'm not here to get my name in the paper", he said.

"He lost the state's most populous red county to (Democrat) Paul Penzone in the last cycle, which means he lost the confidence of the Republican swing voters", Coughlin said. I run my own campaign.

The Arizona Republican - a native of Springfield, Mass. - could get some help from Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who told the Herald yesterday he'd be open to both campaigning and raising money for Arpaio.

Arpaio is 85 years old, and older than all of the current US senators.

Phoenix Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema announced she would also run back in September.

"Joe Arpaio is one of our nation's most notorious agents of racism and bigotry". He has spent his career tearing apart immigrant families and devastating Latino communities, and he has no place in the U.S. Senate. "Democrats will fight tooth and nail to make sure Joe Arpaio never holds public office again". "He's (been) convicted. And he's not popular in the state of Arizona".

It certainly wasn't something political veteran Stan Barnes saw coming, nor many in the Arizona political world. Kelli Ward has already launched her campaign and U.S. Rep. Martha McSally has "hinted" at running for Flake's seat.

The Republicans will field new candidates in at least three of the eight seats up for election that they now hold, with Bob Corker (Tennessee) and Orrin Hatch (Utah) also announcing they won't seek another term.

"If you know my history, you know they (other candidates) ask for the endorsements", Arpaio said.

Arpaio admitted to inadvertently disobeying the court order but said his behaviour did not meet a criminal standard.

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