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Controversial Former Sheriff Arpaio Announces Senate Bid

12 Janvier 2018

Arpaio said on Twitter he would be "unwavering" in his support of the agenda of Donald Trump, who issued a controversial pardon on his behalf previous year.

"If Martha McSally jumps into the race, she will be just another version of Jeff Flake".

America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" has announced he will be running for U.S. senate in Arizona.

Arpaio told the Washington Examiner, "I have a lot to offer. When you evaluate my resume, which nobody wants to talk about, I didn't just drop out of an airplane to be the controversial sheriff for 24 years", he said.

Which is why Roberts, the columnist, thinks Arpaio can't win the general election. "I'm not here to get my name in the paper, I get that everyday, anyway". The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which Arpaio headed, was ordered to comply with a court order to cease racially profiling.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who a year ago was pardoned by President Trump in a case stemming from his immigration enforcement tactics, announced Tuesday he will run for the open Senate seat in his home state.

Arpaio, 85, made good on hints he had been dropping for the last few months that he wanted to replace outgoing Sen.

In 2016, facing a flood of out-of-state money, a well-organized Latino get-out-the-vote campaign, and the criminal contempt charges, Arpaio lost by a stunning 10 points. Two Republicans familiar with McSally's plans say she'll announce she's entering the race. John McCain, but didn't waste any time before announcing she would challenge Flake.

Ward is supported by a super PAC funded by the GOP megadonor Mercer family.

Trump ally and pardoned sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Jeff Flake's Senate seat in Arizona
'America's toughest sheriff' Joe Arpaio announces run for Senate

Arizona will hold its primary in late August, with the midterm election scheduled for November 6. Ward has also received endorsements from conservatives such as Sen. That shows that he did have some erosion there with his Republican base supporters.

Several Democratic lawmakers have been outspoken on Twitter about Mr Arpaio's decision to run.

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will hope for a similar result in Arizona.

Arpaio's reign ended when a relatively unknown Phoenix police sergeant defeated Arpaio in the 2016 sheriff election, despite Arpaio raising over $12.6 million to his rival's $1 million.

Latino voters made up 15% of the electorate and favored Clinton by a 2-to-1 margin, CNN's exit polls found.

Arpaio was arguably the biggest public figure aside from Trump to question where Obama was born.

Though he thanked the president for his pardon, Arpaio claims he never asked for it and did not know the president was going to issue his pardon.

Known for his hawkish immigrations policies, Arpaio told the Examiner in a phone interview that he expects sharp criticism during his bid for Senate, but vows to hold true to his approach.

Controversial Former Sheriff Arpaio Announces Senate Bid